Sep

14

2013

National Constitution Week

by Steve Laube

Textured American Constitution with US Flag

September 17-23 is National Constitution Week in the United States.
September 17th is National Constitution Day.

“It was officially enacted on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower from a congressional resolution petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The purpose of the observance week was to promote study and education about the constitution which was originally adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787.” (Quoted from the Apples for the Teacher web site.)

If it has been a while since you read it, consider fixing that this coming week. Click here for an easy to read online version.
Click here for a very good audio edition read by David Currie who was a professor at the University of Chicago Law School at the time. Also available for free download.

For even more information and to view four video lectures on the Constitution visit Justin Taylor’s incredibly informative blog “U.S. Constitution 101.”

One Response to “National Constitution Week”

  1. Judith Robl September 14, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    Steve,
    Thank you for bringing this to the attention of your reading public. As a DAR member, I try to get this word out in our local area. You have a wide readership from all parts of the country and a reputation for solid information. Bless you!

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