Why do we celebrate Constitution Day?
September 17 of every year is Constitution Day, a day to recognize the signing of the United States Constitution in 1787. In 2004, Congress passed a law mandating any school receiving federal funds of any kind provide educational programming on the significance of this event. The American Civil Liberties Union has made Constitution Day programming in schools across the country an educational priority. This year, the ACLU of Colorado will build on the program we launched in 2013, offering web resources, materials and trained volunteers to classrooms in Colorado. Get more information about Constitution Day resources by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers & parents: Make every day Constitution Day with free resources!
- Online resources, including games, curriculum, and videos are available throughout the year. View these resources at constitutionday.aclu.org.
- Download the Constitution of the United States, study guides and other materials from our Resources page.
- Sign the petition to make Constitution Day a federal holiday.
- Take our Constitution Day Quiz. (Answer key available here.)
- Do students have Constitutional rights? (Answer key available here.)