Why We Celebrate Constitution & Citizenship Day
Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, observed on September 17, is an American federal observance of the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution. Constitution Day, along with Independence Day and Presidents’ Day, are important parts of the United States of America’s cultural heritage. Not only does it recognize the success of the American experiment, but it also reminds us of the importance and necessity for good citizenship and healthy civic life by continuing to educate ourselves about our charter of government.
Constitution Day is meant to give us pause to think about the rules that we live by. How much do you know of the Constitution? How does today current affairs challenge the Constitution? How much do you know of your constitutional rights? What amendments are there and what changes did they bring? Do you think more amendments are needed? Can you answer those questions or discuss them critically?
If you had to take a Citizenship exam, would you be able to pass the exam? Try the quiz by clicking on the image below and test your knowledge. Are you a knowledgeable citizen? What areas do you think you need more information about? Try the quiz out and click on the resources below.
Resources and links about the US Constitution:
- Constitution of the United States link is external
- The Annenberg Guide to the US Constitution link is external
- Scholastic Classroom Magazine – Civics link is external