Ohio Christian Alliance

Join Us As We Celebrate Constitution Day!

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Read the U.S. Constitution today, and read it with your children.


The Founding of America Documents Curriculum (SB 165) was signed into law in 2012.  It requires the teaching of the U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Independence, the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers, The Northwest Ordinance, and The Ohio Constitution in grades 8-12, with an end of course exam. One full credit hour must be dedicated for the teaching of American Government and History. The Ohio Christian Alliance worked ten years through the legislature to get this accomplished. As a state, we are now into our sixth year of these founding documents being taught in the Ohio classroom. Last year, an attempt was made by the Ohio Department of Education to do away with the end of course exam. To do so would have gutted the teaching requirement, and teachers would have gone back to spending very little, if any time on teaching our Founding Documents. But, because of people like you who made phone calls, sent emails, and spoke to your State School Board members, the proposal was withdrawn. The updated American Government and History standards continue to require the teaching of the Founding of America Documents curriculum. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. Here is what some of our founders said about the Constitution: 

“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon."  - George Washington

"We have no government, armed with power, capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." - John Adams

An interesting footnote in American history is the importance of the Connecticut Constitution as a forerunner to our U.S. Constitution. 

Rev. Thomas Hooker (July 7, 1586-July 7, 1647) was the founder of

Hartford, Connecticut in 1636. A Cambridge University graduate,

Thomas Hooker was persecuted in England after having gotten

involved with the Christian movement known as the Puritans.

Exiled from England for his religious beliefs, he fled first to

Holland, then to Massachusetts (1633), where he became the

minister at the Cambridge (formerly New-Town) settlement.

Disputes with the Massachusetts leadership drove him and his

congregation to Connecticut (1635-36). In 1638, he stated to the

Connecticut General Assembly that he believed people had a God-

given right to choose their magistrates. He was a principal

organizer of the New England colonies into the defensive

confederation, known as the United Colonies of New England, 1643.

In 1648, he wrote A Survey of the Summe of Church Discipline.

                An influential leader, Thomas Hooker's sermon before the

General Court of Connecticut put forth such unprecedented

democratic principles, that it inspired the writing of the

Fundamental Constitutions of Connecticut, 1639. This constitution

inspired ideas of individual rights, such as: "due process of

law," "trial by a jury of peers," "no taxation without

representation" and prohibitions against "cruel and unusual

punishment."  It later became a model for all other

constitutions in the colonies, including the United States



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