constitutionA federal law enacted in December 2004 designates September 17 as “Constitution and Citizenship Day,” to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.  The law contains the following provision in Section 111(b): “Each educational institution that receives Federal funds in the fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the U.S. Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.”

Mark Alexander writes in a commentary: “No matter what our calling, our occupation or our passion, we have a debt and duty as citizens to both learn about and support our Constitution, and we are obliged to do so above and before all other pursuits, for without constitutional Rule of Law, there are no other pursuits.” (Read the commentary here.)

• What’s your Constitution I.Q.?  Take a quiz at:

• Constitution Day info at:

• “The Meaning and History of the Constitution” from Hillsdale College:

• Visit the National Archives page on the Constitution at: