Constitution Day was established by Congress in an effort to increase knowledge about the United States Constitution. On May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced that all educational institutions are required to commemorate Constitution Day by offering educational programs each year on September 17. When September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week. This day honors the signing of the United States Constitution by the delegates of the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787.
To learn more about the United States Constitution, please visit –
- United State Constitution
- What is Your Constitution IQ?
- Fascinating Facts about the U.S. Constitution
For additional information –
- Library of Congress repository for Constitutional documents and information at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/continental/
- National Archives website for the U.S. Constitution at http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html