Constitution Day

September 17

What Is Constitution Day? 

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Constitution Day is a federal observance that commemorates the U.S. Constitution. It is observed on September 17, the day the Constitution was signed in 1787.

Constitution Day was established by law in 2004. In addition to creating Constitution Day (on the day that had formerly been known as Citizenship Day), the act requires that any educational institution that receives federal funds to hold an educational program on the Constitution on September 17. 

Constitution Week is celebrated annually September 17-23.  In addition to meeting the federal requirement pertaining to this day, we would like to take this opportunity to encourage students to pursue the study of the Constitution, the foundation for our way of life. 

The purpose of this webpage is to provide you with additional information and resources on the Constitution and what it means to you.

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