Constitution Day was established by Congress in an effort to increase knowledge about the United States Constitution. The amendment, proposed by Senator Robert C. Byrd, was passed in December 2004 and requires all educational institutions to commemorate Constitution Day by offering education and programs each year on September 17. This day honors the signing of the United States Constitution by the delegates of the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787.
Constitution Day also serves as a reminder to participate in the political process by exercising our right to vote.
To view an interactive version of the U.S. Constitution, go to the National Constitution Center.