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Constitution Day

Sept. 18, 2013 College News - This year marks the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. On Sept. 17, 1787, 39 men signed the Constitution, which defines the powers of the government. In 2004, Constitution Day was enacted by Congress to honor this historic event.

“I encourage Federal, State, and local officials, as well as leaders of civic, social, and educational organizations, to conduct ceremonies and programs that bring together community members to reflect on the importance of active citizenship, recognize the enduring strength of our Constitution, and reaffirm our commitment to the rights and obligations of citizenship in this great Nation,” said President Barack Obama, in his Constitution Day proclamation.

Full text of the U.S. Constitution

Biographical information on the delegates to the Constitutional Convention

Constitution Day quiz in The Washington Post
 

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