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Prepare for Constitution and Citizenship Day

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Educational institutions that receive federal funding are required to hold an educational program about the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution. When September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week.

This Congressional initiative is authorized by Section 111 of Division J of Pub. L. 108-447, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005," Dec. 8, 2004; 118 Stat. 2809, 3344-45 (Section 111). The U.S. Department of Education has issued two Federal Registers on this topic:

For more information, contact the U.S. Department of Education:

400 Maryland Avenue, SW.
Room 4W218
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 205-9085
constitutionday@ed.gov

Below are some informational resources about the Constitution, several of which the Federal Register references. While Mapping Your Future does not endorse any of these programs or websites, you might find them helpful when developing your program.