Celebrate Constitution Day
September 16, 2011
Did you know that Sept. 17 is Constitution Day? It commemorates the day in 1787 when 39 of the 55 state delegates to the Constitutional Congress signed the U.S. Constitution, which established the structure and function of the federal government. In 2004, Sept. 17 was established as a national holiday.
MIT is celebrating Constitution Day today, Sept. 16. Here are a few ways to pay tribute to such an influential document and refresh your Constitutional knowledge:
- Pick up a pocket-sized Constitution in the Student Center between 11am-1pm and read this surprisingly short but profoundly impactful document or
- Read the transcription of the Constitution online in its original form.
- Test your knowledge of the Constitution via this interactive quiz.
- Join the discussions around constitutional issues via the Constitution Daily blog.
- Use the Interactive Constitution to explore the Constitution and Supreme Court cases.
- Find out which founding father you are most like by playing the “Which founder are you?” game.
- Sing along to the Preamble on the School House Rock Preamble video.
- Read the Constitution in Spanish or Chinese or … pick from 10 languages.