Constitution Week is the commemoration of America's most important document. It is celebrated annually in September with Constitution Day on Sept. 17.
The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms, and inalienable rights.
Constitution Day is a great time to learn more about this important document and celebrate the freedoms it gave us.
Constitution Week Celebrations
Enjoy these events celebrating Constitution Day.
Constitution Display at Criss Library
Tuesday, Sept. 13 through Friday, Sept. 17
Stop by and check out the Criss Library's cases to learn about the Constitution and topics including free speech and censorship associated with the First Amendment. Physical copies of Constitution booklets will be available to take.
Constitution Day Trivia and Reflection
Thursday, Sept. 16 | Noon to 1:30 P.M. | UNO Bell Tower/Campanile
Come to the Henningson Memorial Campanile to think about how the Constitution written in 1778 continues to shape our society today. There will be trivia questions for candy, a reflection art piece, and a raffle for a grand prize!
Additional Events or Ways to Participate
National Voter Registration Day: Tuesday, Sept. 28
National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. First observed in 2012, it has quickly gained momentum ever since. Nearly 3 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday. For more information visit: https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org.
Have questions about when the next election will be held, or just want to stay civically engaged? Join the UNO-dedicated TurboVote portal to keep in the know.
More Information About Constitution Day and Constitution Week
This celebration of the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The aims of the Constitution Week celebration are to:
Emphasize citizens' responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.
Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America's great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.
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