Courts in the Classroom
Supreme Court of Indiana
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
Coordinator for
Court History and
Public Education Programs

Pho: 317.233.8682

Sarah Kidwell
Outreach Coordinator

Pho: 317.234.3055


Outstanding Public
History Project Award
from the National Council
on Public History

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Courts in the Classroom > Field Trip Opportunities > Constitution & Citizenship Day Constitution & Citizenship Day

History and Background

On September 17, 1787 the U.S. Constitution was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by thirty-nine delegates to the Constitutional Convention.  The document was then sent out to the states for ratification.

In 2004, Senator Robert Byrd successfully added an amendment to the federal spending bill mandating that educational institutions receiving federal funds offer some sort of educational programming on September 17th each year.  The Indiana Supreme Court began offering Constitution Day programming in 2005 with a wide variety of activities inside our Courtroom and classrooms around the state.

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