“Constitution Day” celebrates the ratification of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. On this day, 228 years ago, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention gathered in Philadelphia, PA to sign this landmark document. The Constitution established our national government and fundamental laws, and continues to guarantee basic rights for U.S. citizens. The Bill of Rights became part of the U.S. Constitution in 1791.
Think you are an informed citizen? Put your constitutional knowledge to the test with this online quiz.
Need to brush up? Check out Gleeson Library’s Constitution Day Guide to online resources. Better yet, drop by the Library to pick-up your own pocket Constitution.
The Constitution is as relevant to daily living today as it was in 1787. See for yourself by attending the USF campus talk, “Who is America: Understanding the Debate over Birthright Citizenship”, Thursday, September 17th, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., McLaren 250.