Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17 in commemoration of September 17, 1784, when delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign what would become the U.S. Constitution. At APU, we encourage everyone to reflect on the importance of the Constitution. Join us at 1:00pm in the Liberal Studies Department, Grant Hall Room 200, for a discussion of Amendment 26, the amendment that gave 18-year-olds the right to vote.
Here are some additional ways that you can grow your understanding of the Constitution:
- Download and print a copy of the Constitution. Find a few friends and read from it.
- On Friday, September 12 at 9:00am Alaska time (1:00pm Eastern Standard time) tune in to a live webcast of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Constitution Day Lecture.
- Explore the Constitution through educational programs like those developed by the National Constitution Center.
- Take a 60-second Civics quiz to brush up on the basics of our constitutional democracy.