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Constitution Day September 17th

What is Constitution Day?

On May 24, 2005 the U. S. Department of Education announced that all educational institutions receiving federal funding must provide an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year in commemoration of the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787.

In December 2004, West Virginia's Democratic Senator, the late Robert C. Byrd, offered an amendment to designate September 17 as Constitution and Citizenship Day. Senator Byrd, who was known as the unofficial constitutional scholar of the United States Congress, believed that American school students lack significant knowledge regarding the United States Constitution. Constitution and Citizenship Day, September 17, is designated to the study and celebration of the United States Constitution.

Read Along with the Constitution’s Preamble

The 34 Signatories of the Constitution

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