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U.S. Department of Education sets requirement for Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
The United States Department of Education has announced that educational institutions receiving Federal funding are statutorily required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year, which is now designated nationally as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
Constitution Day commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the United States Constitution. However, when September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day education activities should be held during the preceding or the following week.
Some informational resources pertaining to the Constitution are:
- Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789
- The Charters of Freedom - Constitution of the United States