Sept. 17 is Constitution Day! It commemorates the day in 1787 when 39 of the 55 state delegates to the Constitutional Congress signed the U.S. Constitution, which established the structure and function of the federal government. In 2004, Sept. 17 was established as a national holiday.
Here are a few ways to pay tribute to such an influential document and refresh your constitutional knowledge:
- Vote for your viewpoint on current constitutional debates that are on display in Lobby 7 today.
- Pick up a pocket-sized Constitution in the Student Center between 11am-1pm and read this surprisingly short but profoundly impactful document.
- Read the transcription of the Constitution online in its original form.
- Test your knowledge of the Constitution via this interactive quiz.
- Join the discussions around constitutional issues via the Constitution Daily blog.
- Read the Constitution in Spanish or Chinese or … pick from nine different languages
- Create your own six-word stump speech and see what others think of it…Address America: Your Six Word Stump Speech.