Constitution land

The virtual amusement park for people who love the US CONSTITUTION!

We the People: The American Journey

 Have  you ever wondered what the phrase "We the People" means? Who does it  include?  "We the People: the American Journey" attempts to answer that  question.  Upon boarding the People's Vehicle (a car shaped like an  immigrant ship), you will embark on a journey down the various Main  Streets of America, in various places and during various times through  history.  Quickly, you see that there is not a nation, people, religion,  culture, race, ethnicity, tribe, idea, culinary taste, music, or  variety of humanity that is not represented in our nation in the 21st  century.  In history, it was quite the contrary.

Your ride begins in Philadelphia,  June, 1787, at the Constitutional Convention.  At first glance, "We the  People" really should read "We the white protestant landowning men with  all the stuff in America."  Gradually, you will drive forward through history and see people from every inch of the globe arrive in America (or in some cases, be dragged into America) and populate a new world.  Through each decade's census, you will realize that eventually the melting pot of America  (or mixed salad depending on what decade you learned it) did not  exclude any place on earth.  You will also appreciate how people who  have lived in America  for centuries (and in the case of Native Americans, for longer than  everyone else)  slowly join the Constitutional family and become one of  "We the People."  

Of course, there have been plenty of times when  "We the People"  has not matched up to so lofty a vision of liberty as  is depicted in this optimistic journey...fear not, you will see those  moments in the World of Injustice.  But, "We the People: The American  Journey" is a celebration of the idea America strives to attain.   Perhaps it is not always fulfilled, but it is vital that the effort  continues as long as there is an America.

So,  sit back in your People's Vehicle and watch this celebration of the  "People" all to the tune of Constitutionland's theme song "We the  people!"  At the end of the ride, be sure to reflect on the great words  of Justice Frank Murphy in his dissent to Korematsu v. The United States.  There have been few greater expressions of what it means to be an American in our history:

 "All  residents of this nation are kin in some way by blood or culture to  a foreign land. Yet they are primarily and necessarily a part of the new  and distinct civilization of the United States.  They must, accordingly, be treated at all times as the heirs of the  American experiment, and as entitled to all the rights and freedoms  guaranteed by the Constitution." 

-Korematsu v. United States (Dissent) Justice Frank Murphy, December 18, 1944 

Learn More Abount the Ride

 We the People: the American Journey Features:
     1. Statistics from each census depicting the evolution of We the People

    2. A giant digital world map where everyone who visits We the People can add his or her home town

    3. A forum for our visitors to explain what they believe is meant by We the People

    4. We the People mugs, t-shirts, action figures, wallets, invisible  dog leashes, giant pencils, beer helmets with straws, huge felt cowboy  hats, the gift shop.  (Note: as in all rides at  Constitutionland it is mandatory you walk through the gift shop in order  to exit!)