Recognizing Constitution Day
Kate Martin | September 19, 2011
Northwestern observes Constitution Day
On Sept. 17, more than 200 years ago, the U.S. Constitution was signed by the Founding Fathers establishing the rights and freedoms of U.S. citizens today. Information about the U.S. Constitution can be found in the foyer as Northwestern observes Constitution Day.
Constitution Day is part of a law approved by Congress that requires schools receiving federal funding to educate their students about the Constitution.
Here are links to additional resources on the Constitution:
- A Washington Post article explaining the specifics of the law that requires universities that receive federal funds to educate students about the Constitution;
- A website for a Constitution-centered museum; and
- Learn about the Constitutional amendments that were submitted to the States but were never ratified.