September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (Constitution Day). This day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution.
“Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.”
— Abraham Lincoln
“The Constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the Judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please.”
— Thomas Jefferson
Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year is required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for its students. Examples of Constitution Day activities that have been conducted at NCMC in past years include:
- Voter registration drive with free mini United States flags and information on the Constitution
- Dress like a Founding Father Contest
- Take a selfie with a Founding Father photo prop
- Open forum discussing “The Flexibility of the Constitution” with a local judge
- Interactive Crossword puzzle for students to share their answers
- Open forum with local judge discussing “How is our Constitution Interpreted?”
- Distribute Constitution Day email every year with fun facts about the Constitution and links to Constitution and Constitution Day resources.
- Do you know what it takes to become an American citizen? Answer questions and submit for drawing.
- What Founding Father Are You? Take the quiz to find out.