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Constitution and Citizenship Day

Educational institutions in the United States which receive federal funding must observe Constitution Day and Citizenship Day each year on September 17 (or an adjacent weekday when this falls on a weekend).

Constitution Day is a celebration of the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine of the fifty-five Delegates to the Constitutional Convention on September 17th, 1787.

The date is also designated Citizenship Day as an opportunity to reflect on our rights and responsibilities under the Constitution.

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Resources provided by the Library of Congress

 

Resources provided by the History Channel