17 September 2021

Constitution Day and Constitution Week

On 17 September 1787, 39 Constitutional Convention (also known as the American Congress of the Confederation) delegates at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA, signed the United States Constitution. This year is the 234th anniversary of the Constitution’s signing.

Constitution Day, the anniversary date of the signing, became a national observance in 2004, when Congress passed a bill designating 17 September as the day for citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and to learn more about the nation’s founding document. In honor of Constitution Day, all educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the U.S. Constitution. Constitution Week is being observed during the week of 17-23 September.

For more information about Constitution Day, please visit:

National Constitution Center: Constitution Day

Presidential Proclamation: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2021

Background information:

National Constitution Center

The Center for Civic Education

Facebook: Center for Civic Education

Apples4theteacher: About U.S. Constitution Day | Constitution Week

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