Constitution Day
U.S. Department of Education

Constitution Day

What is Constitution Day and what are schools required to do on this day?

Under legislation passed by Congress, all educational institutions receiving Federal funding are required to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution, on September 17th of each year. If September 17 falls on a holiday or weekend, Constitution Day is to be commemorated the preceding or following week.

To assist students and educators in their studies, the National Archives and Records Administration offers key resources, such as “The Constitution at Work,” a match game connecting primary resources to constitutional articles, and “Exploring the U.S. Constitution,” an eBook that explores the roots of the three branches of government.  Likewise, free online resources are available from the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the U.S. Senate


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  • Topic #: 28022-684
  • Date Created: 12/31/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 01/18/2017
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