Roseman Faculty, Staff, and Students are Encouraged to Honor Constitution Day

September 12, 2012

September 17, 1787 marks the day the Constitution was signed by our founding fathers.

In December 2004, the late Senator Byrd offered an amendment that was passed by both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate in an attempt to increase students’ knowledge about the constitution. As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005, on December 8, 2004, Congress declared September 17 of each year as Constitution Day. The purpose of Constitution day is to encourage increased education for the American people in citizenship, civics, and the United States Constitution. Government officials and all citizens are also urged to display the American flag on this day.

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to stop by the Roseman library to pick up a pocket copy of the constitution and learn some interesting facts about this important document. Below are links associated with the celebration of this important day.

The National Constitution Center provide search and explore options to the Constitution

The American Civil Liberties Union is a national organization advocating individual rights.

The National Archives provides an interactive, online feature about the Constitution, as well as biographical sketches of the 39 signers of the constitution.

One of the Library of Congress’ repositories for Constitutional documents and information may be accessed here.

Chapter of Freedom – Making of the Charters – The Declaration – The Constitution – The Bill of Rights and The Impact of the Charter are available here.