Celebrate Constitution Day–September 17th
What is Constitution Day?
Educational institutions throughout the United States celebrate the anniversary of the completion of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. This day came about due to Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia’s desire to increase student knowledge of the United States Constitution. Something he felt they were lacking. In 2004 the amendment passed by both the House and Senate, establishing the annual federal observance of Constitution Day. The law requires all educational institutions receiving federal funds implement educational programs relating to the United States Constitution on September 17th of each year.
Don’t Miss These Fun Facts and Constitution Day Programs
Click here to get The Interactive Constitution App for FREE - constitutional experts interact with each other to explore the Constitution’s history and what it means today.
Watch Educational Video Lessons Created and produced by the National Constitution Center who bring America’s democracy and the stories of “We the People” to life.
Learn more about each of our Founding Fathers here. Who are these men, and where did they come from?
On Campus Events
Please join us Monday, Sept. 16, 7-9pm, in the Todd Multi-purpose Room of the Library where professors Rowly Brucken, Mark Boonshoft, and Jason Jagemann will be presenting a discussion/panel entitled “Is There a Right to Vote in the United States?” Where they explain the history of voting in the U.S., including how the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court, and state laws have defined, interpreted, limited, and ignored this democratic cornerstone since 1787.