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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Constitution Day

Constitution of the United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Record Group 11: General Records of the United States Government, 1778 - 2006. National Archives Identifier: 1667751  Available from National Archives Online Public Access.

On 17 September 1787, the final draft of the Constitution was signed 39 delegates of the United States Constitutional Convention. Constitution Day was recognized by Iowa schools in 1911, and in 1917, the Sons of the American Revolution formed a committee to promote Constitution Day. In 2004, Constitution Day was established when Senator Robert Byrd added provisions to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2005. September 17 had previously been known as Citizenship Day.

On Constitution Day, federal agencies and educational institutions which receive federal funds are required to provide educational programs about the history of the United States Constitution.

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