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
Constitution Hall Pass: The Presidency – On September 17th, and each day between September 10th – 23rd, tune in to a NEW Constitution Day episode of the National Constitution Center’s free webcast and live chat. Participate anywhere via the internet.
Check out the Top 10 myths about the constitution on constitution day!
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.
Find out which founding father you are most like by taking this Founders quiz.
On Campus Events
The Department of History and Political Science and the Political Science Club invites students to check out the library display of U.S. Constitution-related books. Students will also notice an informative slide-show on the digital screens across campus all week centering on the U.S. Constitution, so stop, look, read, soak it in, and discuss!
In the spirit of participation and citizenship, the League of Women Voters and the Political Science Club will hold a voter registration drive/absentee ballot information session in the Harmon Lobby of the WCC on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 11am-1pm.
Renowned scholar of the Constitution, Prof. Stephen L. Wasby, will be on campus to give a talk entitled “Trump and the Law” in Chaplin Hall on Monday, October 22, 1:00 – 2:00pm with a Q&A to follow.
Please join us for any or all of these great events!