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Constitution and Citizenship Day

A guide to information resources related to the Jefferson's Constitution Day

What is Constitution Day?

Constitution Day is a national observance on September 17 meant to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Schools that receive federal funding, as well as federal agencies, are required to observe Constitution Day due to Senator Robert Byrd's 2004 federal spending bill. 

Interactive Constitution

Explore the Constitution for yourself online:

 Amendments of the Constitution

 

Blogs & Podcasts

The National Constitution Center has a weekly podcast and a daily blog. These examine current topics in light of the Constitution as well as diving into history.  

The Project On Government Oversight acquired The Constitution Project which works to protect the constitutional rights of individuals.  

The American Constitution Society publishes blog posts by experts on Law and Policy Analysis

Other Online Resources

- The National Archives provide a ton of information about the Constitutional timeline and its authors. 

- Learn more about six of the key founding fathers through their own writing and debates through Founders Online

Oyez is a multimedia archive that makes the Supreme Court available to anyone. On Oyez explore members of the Supreme Court and their decisions.