In celebration of Constitution Day (September 17), we provide this page complete with links and information about the U.S. Constitution and its role in both our history and our present day.

Constitution Day 2020 will be observed by Indiana Wesleyan University on Thursday, September 17.

Take advantage of the booklet, The U.S. Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It, to review the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Booklets and other resources will be located throughout campus including the Student Center.


Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S.
or by naturalization, have become citizens. 

Constitution Day, also known as Constitution and Citizenship Day, honors the document that guarantees Americans their essential rights. Since its ratification in 1787, the Constitution of the United States has served as the basis for all U.S. laws. 

To prevent the abuses of power they felt subjected to under the British monarchy, the Founding Fathers framed the Constitution carefully, distributing power between three branches of government. The Constitution outlines the government’s powers, the limitations on those powers, and the rights of citizens. It also outlines an amendment process for making changes in the future. (

Constitution Day dates

Year Date Day
2020 September 17 Thursday
2021 September 17 Friday
2022 September 17 Saturday
2023 September 17 Sunday
2024 September 17 Tuesday

Additional Resources


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