BACKGROUND

In 2004, the U.S. Senate proposed an amendment intended and designed to increasing students’ knowledge about the United States Constitution. That 2004 amendment, passed by both the House and Senate, established the annual federal observance of Constitution Day. The law requires that all educational institutions that receive federal funds implement educational programs relating to the United States Constitution on September 17th of each year. September 17th was selected as the date for Constitution Day to commemorate September 17th, 1787, when the colonial delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the United States Constitution.


CONSTITUTIONAL RESOURCES

Check out these FREE resources to learn more about the U.S. Constitution, the Founding Fathers, and more!

Interactive Constitution: A curated guide to constitutional principles and facts.

Founding Fathers Guide: Biographical sketches on the lives of the 39 signers of the U.S. Constitution.

The Bill of Rights Institute: This non-profit charity provides educational resources on America’s Founding documents and Constitutional principles.

The Constitution Center: Tune in to popular episodes of the National Constitution Center’s free Hall Pass series. Participate anywhere on the Sage College of Albany campus via the internet!


CONSTITUTION DAY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

  • Pocket Constitution Giveaway
  • League of Women Voters’ Registration Drive
  • Red, White, & Blue Sundaes