James Madison's Montpelier We The People Fall 2013 - Page 5

79% How long are Congressional terms? 1. 4 years for Senators, 2 years for Representatives 2. 4 years for Senators, 6 years for Representatives 3. 4 years for Senators, 4 years for Representatives 4. 6 years for Senators, 2 years for Representatives 5. Not sure It’s a fact – only 38% of those surveyed know the correct term length for members of Congress. 38% 12% 23% 1 15% 13% 10% 7% 2% 2 3 1% 4 5 86% How many votes are needed to overturn a Presidential veto? 1. 51 percent 2. Two-thirds 3. 90 percent 51% 4. Three-quarters 5. Not sure 25% 18% 4% It’s a fact – 25% of respondents indicate that they do not know. 1 1% 2% 2 3 8% 4% 4 1% 5 90% 81% Who is the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court? 1. Antonin Scalia 2. Clarence Thomas 3. John Roberts 4. Someone Else 5. Not sure It’s a fact – only 15% of voters between the ages of 21-34 can name the current Chief Justice. Constitution day at Montpelier Despite a rainy day, Montpelier welcomed nearly 2,000 visitors to our annual Constitution Day Celebration on Saturday, September 21. In collaboration with the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event included the first annual Taste of Freedom Wine Festival, which brought together an array of Virginia wineries, breweries, cider houses, and food artisans. Guests enjoyed mansion tours, rides on the Wells Fargo Stagecoach, the Liberty Ride Horse Parade, and live music including the James Madison University Royal Marching Dukes and the U.S. Navy Jazz Band, all capped off by an unforgettable fireworks display over the mansion’s front lawn. 15% 3% 1% 2% 1% 1 2 2% 2% 3 4 3% 5 what does constitution day mean to you? September 17, 1787, is the day when the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time at Independence Hall in Philadelphia to sign the U.S. Constitution. As home of the Father of the Constitution and Architect of the Bill of Rights, Americans are drawn to Montpelier to celebrate Constitution Day and most importantly to celebrate our freedom, liberty, and right to self-government. We share our individual perspectives on what the Constitution means to us and what it means to be an American citizen. Make it your plan to join us in 2014!