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Constitution Day 2016

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In observance of Constitution Day on Saturday, September 17, 2016, please visit the following link to learn more about The United States Constitution.

​CONSTITUTION CENTER

The Constitution of the United States of America

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers (John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington) signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that “We the People” enjoy today.

 

What is Constitution Day?
Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004, when Senator Robert Byrd lobbied for a bill designating September 17 as the day for citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and learn more about our founding document. Senator Byrd once said, “Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world.” He added the Constitution Day clause to his 2004 federal spending bill because he believed that all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution. This clause mandates the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds, as well as federal agencies.

 

One of the rights and freedoms afforded to US citizens was the right to vote.  Please remember to register to vote and take part in the election process this year.  Student Government Association is hosting voter registration days on Monday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Don’t let this critical election cycle go by without lending your voice.  Your vote counts!!! 
 
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          http://constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day

 
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