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Constitution Day: Constitution Day

History of Constitution Day

To encourage all Americans to learn more about the Constitution, Congress in 1956 established Constitution Week, to begin each year on September 17th, the date in 1787 when delegates to the Convention signed the Constitution.

In 2004, Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia included key provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2005 designating September 17th of each year as Constitution Day and requiring public schools and governmental offices to provide educational programs to promote a better understanding of the Constitution.

Apps for Mobile devices

A copy of the Constitution is always available on your mobile device with these free apps

Constitution of the United States

U.S. Constitution from the National Archives

A readable transcription of the Constitution

Also included at this site is a printable document and images of the actual document


Watch online episodes as Peter Sagal travels across the country in search of where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn’t… how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart.

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