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United States Constitution Day

Resources and information to support Adams State University's recognition of Constitution Day 2018

United States Constitution Day

  • On August 17, 1878 the Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution, which established the U.S. Federal Government which has been our governing framework ever since.
  • In 2004, the U.S. Congress established Constitution Day as a formally recognized event to occur on September 17 and mandating that all federally funded educational institutions and all federal agencies provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day.
  • When September 17 falls on a weekend the next weekday is the formal date observing Constitution Day.

Games and other Interactive Resources

Test Your Knowledge

  • Interactive Constitution - explore the Constitution through this interactive site.  Also available as an app on iOS and Android
  • American Treasures - explore the Constitution as it developed through four different early drafts and the final version
  • ​Constitutional Rights - explore the documents that influenced the Constitution's authors and explore the concepts of individual rights around the world
  • Constitution Duel Quiz - Find out how much you know about the Founding documents, landmark Supreme Court Cases, and historic Americans!
  • Test Your Knowledge - Test your knowledge then challenge friends and family to see if they can beat your score. See how you compare to others in your state, and nationally. See which founding father you'd vote for, which founding father you're most like, test your knowledge with varying levels of U.S. Constitution crossword puzzles, word finds, treasure hunts and more! Can you tell what's real or fake?, try your hand at this entertaining quiz to find out more about the founding fathers.
  • Life Without the Bill of Rights? - Have you ever imagined what life would be like without a Bill of Rights to protect our rights as American citizens? Explore the Life Without the Bill of Rights? Flash Activity to consider how life would change without some of our most cherished freedoms.
  • Madison’s Notes are Missing - This game gives you a chance to become a reporter and travel back in time to the Constitutional Convention. You will ask questions of the Founders and report your findings in a news story.


Online Resources


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