Monday, September 17, is Constitution Day, the anniversary of the day in 1787 on which the United States Constitution was signed after 4 months of debate in Philadelphia. The Constitution drafters had to resolve many issues which had arisen since the end of the Revolutionary War. The Constitution is a product of the great minds of the time and is a model of forward thinking, cooperation and compromise. Go to the National Archives Constitution page to learn more about the creation and contents of the United States Constitution.
Because the United States is a country founded on ideas with the Constitution as its foundation, Constitution Day was created to encourage all of us, and especially students, to learn about and understand what the Constitution contains and stands for.