On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Commemoration of this event takes place each year by decree of Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2004. (Pub. L. 108-447, div. J, title I, Sec. 111, Dec. 8, 2004, 118Stat.3344(d);
All institutions of higher education that receive federal funding are required to provide educational programming to inform students about the U.S.Constitution. When Constitution Day falls on a weekend or on another holiday, we observe the occasion on an adjacent weekday.
The Constitution is a vital part of the cultural heritage and the history of the United States of America and we are pleased to provide these resources to our student body and the general public. Any events affiliated with Constitution Day will also be posted here each year.
2022 Constitution Day Commemoration
Harvard Law Professor Mark Tushnet will discuss his book on the Hughes-era Supreme Court in a conversation with the Dean of the University of Virginia School of Law, Risa Goluboff. Professor Tushnet’s book was produced as part of the Holmes Devise History of the United States Supreme Court series.
Check out this free virtual seminar! The event is free but registration is required.
The Hughes-era Supreme Court
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (3 to 4 pm eastern time)
This lecture is sponsored by the United States Library of Congress.
- Read the U.S. Constitution. Produced by the National Archives and Records Administration, this site contains a full transcript of the Constitution as well as images of the original document and other historical facts.
- 8 Basic Facts about the Bill of Rights.
- 25 Landmark Constitutional Law Supreme Court Decisions.
- Register to Vote and Election Information. The right to vote is one of the fundamental rights in the Constitution. This site provides information on voter registration and information on upcoming elections.
- Test your Constitutional knowledge with this online quiz
- Test your overall civics knowledge with icivics, an online game created by Sandra Day O’Connor.
- Additional classroom lessons.
- Learn about free speech at UWM.