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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.

In honor of Constitution Day, Chicago-Kent's Constitutional Democracy Project will hold a virtual panel to address Supreme Court Reform. This panel will focus on the growing number of calls for reforms to the high court, a history of court reform, and the likelihood of change. This event will be held on Friday, September 17 at 12:00 p.m. (CST). This event will feature Chicago-Kent professors Nancy Marder, Christopher Schmidt, and Carolyn Shapiro.

Registration is required; Zoom link will be sent thereafter.

Online Resources

Interactive Guide to the U.S. Constitution
Constitution IQ Quiz
Constitution Facts—Real or Fake
School House Rock—The Preamble

Voting

Register to Vote
School House Rock—I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College