Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787, delegates to the Philadelphia Convention completed and signed the U.S. Constitution. A joint resolution passed in 1956 requested President Eisenhower to proclaim the week beginning September 17 each year as "Constitution Week." A later amendment, known as Public Law 108-477, requires all schools that receive federal funds hold an educational program for their students on September 17 of each year to honor and celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship, as well as to commemorate the creation and signing of the supreme law of our land.
Join us in the month of September to celebrate Constitution Day at the Eisenhower Presidential Library!  Students learn about the three branches of government, with special emphasis on the Executive Branch. The program encourages students to develop habits of good citizenship for America's future.
Dwight D. Eisenhower leaning over a document with a child on either side of him
  1. Overview

    Overview

    A joint resolution passed in 1956 requested President Eisenhower to proclaim the week beginning September 17 each year as "Constitution Week". Learn more about Constitution Day and find overview of each activity that will be taking place.

  2. Preparation

    Preparation

    Prior to the Constitution Day visit, the school's teaching staff should introduce the three branches of government and its correlating vocabulary.

  3. Procedure

    Procedure

    Find out more about the activities for your Constitution Day visit.