Today is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day! The law establishing the holiday was enacted in 2004 to recognize the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. The law requires that each educational institution that receives federal funds hold an educational program on the Constitution for students on September 17 of each year (or during the week, if the holiday falls on a weekend) on the history of the Constitution.
The Law Library of Congress provides many resources on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on its web site. Resources include legislative and executive branch documents, journal articles, and links to other web sites.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is an excellent opportunity for law librarians to develop an event for your community. If your law library is involved in a Constitution Day, we’d love to hear about it!
[Posted by Emily Feldman]