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U.S. Constitution

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is September 17th

General

Constitution day and Citizenship Day is a holiday dating back to 1940. 

The idea is to use this day to educate people about their duties as a US citizen. Best to teach people about the constitution and the great tool that is democracy.

 Use this page to educate yourself and to find resources related to Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to celebrate what it means to be an American citizen.

Pages

Feel free to explore the following pages:

Timeline: Explore a succinct summary of the history of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day as well as the Constitution itself. See important amendments to the Constitution and changes to how this holiday has been celebrated.

Presidential Declarations: The laws authorizing Constitution Day and Citizenship day require the president to make an official declaration every year. On this page you will find an example from every president to ever make one of these declarations.

Resources: Here you'll find a collection of websites that you can use to learn about or teach about Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. There are both official and unofficial resources collected here.

Primary Sources: Curious about the Constitution and related documents? check them out here! You'll find documents directly involved in the founding of the United States, as well as international documents inspired by them.