Commemorating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

 

September 17th is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (Constitution Day), a day that commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution.
From the U.S. Department of Education:
We encourage Federal, State, and local officials, as well as leaders of civic, social, and educational organizations, to conduct ceremonies and programs that bring together community members to reflect on the importance of active citizenship, recognize the enduring strength of our Constitution, and reaffirm our commitment to the rights and obligations of citizenship in this great Nation.
From the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration:
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, lesson plans, and information. We encourage teachers and students at all levels to learn more about our Constitution and government.
See “Activities“.

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