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Constitution Day

Constitution Day is September 17, and commemorates the formation and signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787.

To encourage all Americans to learn more about the Constitution, the U.S. Congress established Constitution Week in 1956, to be celebrated each year on September 17, the date in 1787 when delegates to the Convention signed the Constitution.

In 2004 U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia included key provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2005 that designates September 17 of each year as Constitution Day and requiring public schools and governmental offices to provide educational programs to promote a better understanding of the Constitution.

Celebrate Constitution Day by attending "Race, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution," held at the Conviser Law Center (room 590) featuring Professors Carolyn Shapiro, Raff Donelson, and Christopher Schmidt on Monday, September 18, 2023 at 4pm. 

From August 23 to September 17, 2023, feel free to also grow your knowledge at the Galvin Library by picking up a pocket constitution, quizzing yourself on the civics flash cards located on the upper level, and then quiz yourself at the Research Help Desk. Three quiz winners will be announced and receive their own flash card set!  

Online Resources

Interactive Guide to the U.S. Constitution
Constitution IQ Quiz
Constitution Facts—Real or Fake


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