Santa Clara University

Constitution Day

Santa Clara University unites with schools around the country by celebrating Constitution Day on September 17, 2013.

Constitution Day Background

The late West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd, believed that American primary, secondary, and post-secondary students lack significant knowledge regarding the United States Constitution. In December 2004, he proposed an amendment that was passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate in an attempt to increase students' knowledge about the constitution.

The legislation requires that all educational institutions receiving federal funds implement educational programs relating the U.S. Constitution on September 17 of each year. This date was chosen due to the fact that on September 17, 1787 the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the United States Constitution and present it to the American public.

Santa Clara University Events

Constitution Day Supreme Court 2012-13 Term Review
September 17, 2013
Monday, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Bannan 142
Facilitator: Professor Bradley Joondeph

Schoolhouse Rock: Constitution Preamble


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