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 2021 will be observed by Indiana Wesleyan University on Friday, 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.

Overview

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. (https://nationaltoday.com/constitution-day/)

Constitution Day dates

Year

Date

Day

2021

September 17

Friday

2022

September 17

Saturday

2023

September 17

Sunday

2024

September 17

Tuesday

Additional Resources

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