Constitution Day

Constitution Day

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

The Constitution written in 1787, ratified in 1788, and in operation since 1789, the United States Constitution is the world’s longest surviving written charter of government. Its first three words –– “We the People” –– affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens. For over two centuries the Constitution has remained in force because its framers wisely separated and balanced governmental powers to safeguard the interests of majority rule and minority rights, of liberty and equality, and of the federal and state governments. Since 1789, the Constitution has evolved through amendments to meet the changing needs of a nation now profoundly different from the eighteenth-century world in which its creators lived.
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.

The Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence

The Constitution
The Constitution of the United States
The Constitution of the United States en Espanol
The Founding Fathers
Constitution FAQ’s
School House Rock-The Preamble

The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights

Our Government
The 3 Branches
School House Rock-3 Branches of Government

The Executive Branch
The Executive Branch
The White House

The Legislative Branch
The Legislative Branch
School House Rock-I’m Just a Bill

The Judicial Branch
The Judicial Branch

Voting-Your Civic Duty
Learn about Elections & Voting
Registering to Vote
Volunteering & Contributing to the Election Process