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Constitution Day 2017

In celebrating Constitution Day, University of the Pacific unites with schools across the nation as an effort to increase students' knowledge about the U.S. Constitution.

About Constitution Day:

Senator Robert C. Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat and Congress' unofficial constitutional scholar, believes that American primary, secondary, and post-secondary students have insufficient comprehension regarding the United States Constitution. Therefore, in December 2004, an amendment passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate, proposed by Senator Byrd, as an effort to help expand students' knowledge about the constitution.

As a result, on September 17 of each year, legislation requires that all educational institutions receiving federal funds implement educational programs pertaining to the U.S. Constitution. This date was selected in recognition of September 17, 1787, when the 39 delegates of the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the United States Constitution and present it to the American public, changing the course of history.  

For more information about the U.S. Constitution, click on the resources below: