Constitution Day

Constitution Day is September 17th of each year and was enacted in 2004 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, Public La 108-447. The law requires that educational institutions which receive federal funds offer educational programs relative to United States Constitution on September 17 or each year. Therefore, we are sending this information via email to inform the administration, faculty, staff, and students of this mandate.

The purpose of Constitution Day is to encourage increased education for the American people relative to its citizenship, civics, and the United States Constitution. Government Officials and all citizens are also urged to display American on this day.

The United States Constitution is one of the most influential legal documents in existence. Since its creation over some two hundred years ago, over one hundred countries around the work have used it as a model for their own laws.

This living document is one of the world’s oldest surviving constitutions. While the Supreme Court continually interprets the Constitution to reflect a rapidly changing world, its basic tenets have remained virtually unchanged and unchallenged since its inception.

People quarrel over interpretation but never do they question the wisdom of its underlying principles. Imagine creating a document that governs your children’s children and their children’s children! That is what the men of the 1787 Constitutional convention accomplished.

For this very reason, great people have spent their lives studying and interpreting the Constitution. Please visit the website at www.ConstitutionFacts.com for more information! You will get a greater sense of the Constitution and how a document that was written over 200 years ago still plays an integral role in our everyday lives.

This website uses cookies to ensure site visitors get the best experience on our website. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies and Privacy Statement. To find out more, please visit Southern University's Privacy Statement.