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Constitution 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. Copies of the document were distributed to the original 13 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 courtrooms and classrooms around the state.

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