Constitution Day is Wednesday, September 17. This is a day to celebrate the ratification of the United States Constitution. Two hundred and twenty-seven years ago, the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 brave men who changed the course of history for us all! This day is a day to learn more about our founding document and our rights as United States citizens.
This year, a special focus of Constitution Day will be the celebration of the signing of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is the foundation of American liberty, securing our most fundamental rights and freedoms—from the freedom to speak, assemble, and practice our faith as we choose, to the protections that ensure justice under the law. For over 200 years, the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution have served as a basis from which civil society could grow and flourish. In honor of the ratification of the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1791, the National Constitution Center will celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution with activities and discussions that celebrate not only the foundation of these groundbreaking freedoms but also the actions of the American people to insure their strength.
Learn more about our founding fathers by taking this “Which Founding Father are You?” quiz!