Constitution Day: September 17, 2018

On September 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia to sign the newly created Constitution of the United States of America. "Constitution Day" was established to honor this document that functions as the cornerstone of our government and to educate the current populace about it. (Aptly enough, "Citizenship Day" is celebrated this day as well.)

Photo of the first page of the original Constitution
(Click on image to see the whole document from the National Archives Website)


The National Archives: The Constitution of the United States
Read a transcription of the document; learn more about the constitution from the article, A More Perfect Union, and Constitution questions and answers.

Constitution Day
Commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization have become citizens.
Resources and Internet links to help educators comply with the federal regulation requiring the development of student programming to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year.

National Constitution Center
Includes Constitution Day, The Interactive Constitution, and Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline.

United States Constitution
From the Primary Documents in American History collection at the Library of Congress, including A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, and Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention.

CRS Annotated Constitution
From Cornell University Law School's Legal Information Institute, a hypertext interpretation of the Congressional Research Service text, with links to Supreme Court opinions, the U.S. Code, and the Code of Federal Regulations and enhanced navigation through linked footnotes and tables of contents.

United States Constitution
Article from Wikipedia on the history of the constitution containing many relevant links.

Last Updated: 9/5/18