Commemorating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day - September 17
The Financial Aid Office is recognizing Constitution Day!
George Washington is about to receive the draft of the Constitution from James Madison in this mural by Barry Faulkner in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC
September 17 is designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. The United States Constitution, ratified in 1788, is in operation since 1789 and represents world's longest surviving written charter of government. The first three words —"We the People"— affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens. The Constitution defines the structure of our federal government.
Learn more about our constitution at the following resources:
Exploring the United States Constitution - Find the special Constitution eBook and other resources, available for download with iBooks and on iTunes, or as a PDF.
Congress Creates the Bill of Rights eBook, mobile app, and online resources.
Putting the Bill of Rights to the Test primary source-based eWorkbook.