Constitution Day is September 17
Constitution Day celebrates the signing of possibly one of the most important documents in modern history. For 233 years this piece of paper has been subject to much dispute. It has been modified, put to the test in courts of law, created the backbone of our law system, and has kept our government in line. It was signed in our own backyard of Philadelphia. It is the Constitution of the United States, signed on September 17, 1787 by members of the Constitutional Convention.
How to celebrate!
There are countless ways to celebrate our nation's Constitution, here are just a few:
- Faculty and group leaders can access innovative online teaching tools to discuss the Constitution in the classroom.
- Read about the Constitution! Plenty of interesting information about the constitution can be found here on the Interactive Constitution.
- Celebrate everyday by knowing and exercising your rights! Learning what each amendment means and what it allows you to do as a citizen is a great way to honor the Constitution.
- Follow the Center for Civic Engagement & Social Impact on Instagram (@wcupa.volunteer) for updates!
Constituation Day Trip Event
September 17th, marks the signing of the U.S. Constitution and the birth of our Nation’s government. The signing took place less than 40 miles away in Philadelphia!
The most important document in the United States, the Constitution established the American government and lays out our freedoms as Americans. The U.S. Constitution is the fundamental framework of America’s system of government.
In honor of Constitution Day, West Chester University students, faculty and professional staff are encouraged to learn more about this important historic document. Join the Center for Civic Engagement and Social Impact on September 17th for a free 11:00 am admission into the National Constitution Center and a group reflection at Independence National Historical Park. Please register by clicking the link below
Ram Connect Sign Up Link https://cglink.me/2f3/r1229337
- National Constitution Center- Visit their website for more information about the Constitution or
National Constitution Center
Independence National Historical Park
525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
*This event is free admission and the center has reserved a limited set of general admission tickets.
*Public transportation Septa passes and travel directions will be provided for independent travel