Commemorate Constitution Day 2010 on September 17
On this date in 1787 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the U.S. Constitution, a written charter for a new—and enduring—federal government.
Five years ago Congress designated September 17 as a day "to hold educational programs for students" on the Constitution. Celebrate Constitution Day in the classroom, and in your community, with great resources and fun features from the ABA.
- Lead a Conversation on the Constitution exploring key constitutional clauses, including the right to bear arms, cruel and unusual punishment, and unreasonable searches and seizures;
- Access classroom lessons appropriate for elementary, middle and secondary students;
- Explore interactive features such as "Uncle Sam's Attic" to learn about voting rights and the election process;
- Test your knowledge – and that of your students – by taking interactive quizzes on constitutional issues; and
- Sign the U.S. Constitution manuscript, alongside the framers.