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What is Constitution Day?


On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created.

The National Archives and Records Administration celebrates this important day in our nation's history by presenting the following activities. We encourage educators and students at all levels to learn more about our Constitution and government. It was put into the U.S. Code, 36 U.S.C. § 106, that September 17 be designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. 

Commemorating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

(From the U.S. Department of Education)

September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (Constitution Day). This day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution.

Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year is required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for its students.

Explore the Constitution Through Government Documents

Helpful Resources From the National Archives

From the U.S. Department of Education

Constitution Day Resources

There are myriad resources that can be used to plan a Constitution Day event. For example:

Additional Constitution and Constitution Day Resources