Celebrating the history of cultural events todayCelebrate Constitution Day, also known as Constitution and Citizenship Day, to commemorate documents that guarantee the fundamental rights of Americans. Constitution has been the foundation of all U.S. laws. In order to prevent them from abusing power under the British monarchy, the founding fathers carefully formulated a constitution to distribute power among the three government departments. The Constitution outlines the powers of the government, the restrictions on these powers, and the rights of citizens. It also outlines the modification process for future changes. The constitution requires three government departments with equal power to establish a system commonly referred to as “checks and balances.” Each branch has the right to mitigate the influence of other branches. Power not assigned to one of the three branches is left to the states. Participants have two choices in establishing the framework of the new legislative branch. It is foreseeable that the Virginia Plan has the support of larger states, and it requires population-based representation. The competing New Jersey plan requires equal representation in every state. The two-house solution called the “Great Compromise” combines all aspects of the two plans and is still in use today. The constitution also outlines the responsibilities and powers of the judiciary and the executive branch, how the president is elected, and other details. The founding fathers realized that society is developing and the constitution needs a mechanism to change it. However, they want to ensure that changes require the approval of a large number of countries. To amend the constitution, the proposed amendment must be approved by three-quarters of the states.