What is Constitution Day?
Constitution Day is observed on an annual basis to ensure that students in our country gain an increased knowledge and appreciation for the Constitution of the United States of America. Observed on September 17th of each year, the day coincides with the date that the delegates of the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia in 1787. Educational institutions that receive federal funding are required to observe Constitution Day. This year, the Financial Aid Office will celebrate Constitution Day on Thursday, September 17th, 2020.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and our move to distance learning for the fall semester, we will be observing Constitution Day virtually. Please see below for links and resources for you to learn more about the U.S. Constitution. We hope you take this opportunity to learn more about the U.S. Constitution and its importance to our great nation.
Learning Resources and Links
- To learn more about events and activities for Constitution Day, visit the National Constitution Center’s website at: https://constitutioncenter.org/calendar/constitution-day-with-free-onsite-admission-and-online-programs
- Check out the Library of Congress’ repository for Constitutional documents and information at: https://www.loc.gov/collections/continental-congress-and-constitutional-convention-from-1774-to-1789/about-this-collection/
- Check out the National Archives website for the U.S. Constitution at: https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs
- In 2011, Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia testified before Congress on the role of judges under the U.S. Constitution. Watch the full testimony here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?301909-1/constitutional-role-judges
Interact with the Constitution
- What’s your Constitution IQ? Take the quiz and find out at: https://www.constitutionfacts.com/?page=quiz.cfm
- Which Founding Father are you most like? Find out here: https://www.constitutionfacts.com/?page=foundingFatherShort.cfm
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