By Nicole Woolley
My life would be very different without the Constitution. With the Constitution, I do not have to worry about my safety when I go places. I can share my thoughts with other people and other people can share their thoughts with me. I can choose what I want to do with my life.
Because of the Constitution, we have laws in our country that help me feel safe. I know all the laws are the same in the whole United States, so I do not have to worry about being treated unfairly.
The Constitution lets everybody talk about their country and their beliefs. I can learn about other people, like what they wear and what language they speak. I like to learn about other people. I like to share my ideas, too.
Thanks to the Constitution, I can read any book I want to read. I can go to any kind of school or church I choose to. My family and I can travel all around my country easily. I also feel that I have a say in what my community does or decides.
I am very thankful for having the Constitution. Without it, I would not have the freedoms and safety that I have in my life now.
— Nicole Woolley of Davis, age 9, is the elementary division winner of the Davis Constitution Day essay contest.