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Political Science: Constitution Day

Constitution Day at UC San Diego

In 2004, the U.S. Congress established September 17 as Constitution Day, to commemorate and celebrate the and signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

One provision of the new law was that colleges and universities around the country should offer educational resources to better understand the Constitution as a founding document of the U.S. political and social order.

Additional Research Tools

United States Constitution on the Web

Activities and Classroom Resources