Constitution Day is a federally recognized observance held annually on September 17, commemorating the signing of the United States Constitution on that same date back in 1787. Previously known as Citizenship Day and observed on the third Sunday in May, former West Virginia senator Robert Byrd passed an amendment in 2004 to formally change the name of the holiday to “Constitution and Citizenship Day” and develop a better understanding of the US Constitution by American students. This law mandated that all federal agencies and educational institutions that receive public funding provide resources and programming geared towards fostering knowledge of the Constitution.
Please visit the links below for more information about the United States Constitution.
The Constitution of the United States of America, as well as information regarding Senate organization, information about qualifications and terms of service, an informative section on facts and milestones, and an area to learn more about the history of each individual state.
A snapshot of all the Amendments to the Constitution.
An annotated version of the United States Constitution, with explanations and analysis of each Article, Section, and Amendment to the Constitution.
An interactive link for viewers that brings together experts to interpret the Constitution. For each provision of the Constitution, scholars of different perspectives discuss area of agreement and offer interpretations based on their divergent viewpoints.
A link to educational resources about the United States Constitution, including quizzes and little-known facts about the constitution and information about the Founding Fathers.
A link to census-related facts about the Constitution.
A link to live classes, virtual town halls, and a media library; all great tools to bring the Constitution live to students.
The ability to vote is one of the greatest privileges and rights afforded to the American public. Find out more about voter registration and deadlines for each state.
Test your newly-gained knowledge of the US Constitution with this interactive quiz.