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Constitution Day

Resources for Constitution Day, celebrated annually on September 17th.

An Overview of Constitution Day

The U.S. Congress established September 17 as Constitution Day in 2004, in order to commemorate and celebrate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia.

One provision of the new law was that colleges and universities around the country should offer educational resources to better understand the Constitution as a founding document of the U.S. political and social order.

Understanding the Constitution