September 17 is Constitution Day!
Today, we observe the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by 39 delegates of the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Constitution Day is a day to recognize those who have adopted the Constitution as citizens of America, whether they were born on United States soil or not.
Constitution Day is an American federal observance that was passed into law in 2004 by West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd. Prior to 2004, September 17 was known as “Citizenship Day”. Today it is mandated that publicly funded schools and federal agencies organize educational programs about the Constitution.
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about our nation’s Constitution.