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Welcome to the home page of the Louisville-Thruston Chapter of the Kentucky Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Our members, known as Compatriots, remember and honor our patriot ancestors who gave us our freedom and created a new, independent nation. Their sacrifices are the inspiration for our work in promoting history, education, good citizenship and worthwhile contributions to society.

We always have a warm welcome for new members. If you would like more information about joining the SAR and the Louisville-Thruston Chapter, please click on our how to join page. Membership is open to any adult male of good character who is a lineal descendant of a Revolutionary War soldier or patriot.

 




The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. The Constitution, originally comprising seven articles, delineates the national frame of government. Its first three articles entrench the doctrine of the separation of powers, whereby the federal government is divided into three branches: the legislative, consisting of the bicameral Congress; the executive, consisting of the President; and the judicial, consisting of the Supreme Court and other federal courts. Articles Four, Five and Six entrench concepts of federalism, describing the rights and responsibilities of state governments and of the states in relationship to the federal government. Article Seven establishes the procedure subsequently used by the thirteen States to ratify it.

Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended twenty-seven times to meet the changing needs of a nation now profoundly different from the eighteenth-century world in which its creators lived. In general, the first ten amendments, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, offer specific protections of individual liberty and justice and place restrictions on the powers of government.  The majority of the seventeen later amendments expand individual civil rights protections. Others address issues related to federal authority or modify government processes and procedures. Amendments to the United States Constitution, unlike ones made to many constitutions world-wide, are appended to the end of the document. All five pages of the original U.S. Constitution are written on parchment.

The Constitution's first three words—We the People—affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens. For over two centuries the Constitution has remained in force because its framers wisely separated and balanced governmental powers to safeguard the interests of majority rule and minority rights, of liberty and equality, and of the federal and state governments.  The first constitution of its kind, adopted by the people's representatives for an expansive nation, it is interpreted, supplemented, and implemented by a large body of constitutional law, and has influenced the constitutions of other nations.



Special Announcements / Upcoming Events




Thursday, September 29 - Sunday October 2, 2016 NSSAR Fall Leadership Conference - Louisville, KY: Details to follow.


Friday, December 9, 2016 - Louisville Thruston Christmas Dinner - Louisville, KY: Details to follow.



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