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Constitution Day & Citizenship Day, September 17th --- REGULATION

Pursuant to Section 111 of Division J of Public Law 108-447, the "Consolidated Appropriations
Act, 2005" (12/8/2004), 118 Stat 2809, 3344-45 (Section 111), educational institutions receiving
Federal funding shall hold an educational program for all students served by the institution which
commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America held on
September 17, 1787. Constitution / Citizenship Day will be held on September 17 of each year
(exceptions: when September 17 falls on a Saturday or Sunday or a holiday, the Constitution /
Citizenship Day program shall be held during the preceding or following week).

Several informational resources available via the internet are listed below.

One of the Library of Congress' repositories for Constitutional documents and information
may be accessed at:


The National Archives has a Web site with a scan of the U.S. Constitution available
online at:


In addition, the National Archives has a nationwide network of research facilities, including
presidential libraries that welcome students as young as 14 years of age. Information about
the facilities (by region and state) can be located online at:


Additional internet/www links to Information about the United State Constitution

Text of the US Constitution: http://www.house.gov/Constitution/Constitution.html

Amendments to the US Constitution: http://www.house.gov/Constitution/Amend.html

US Constitution Commentary
& History: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Constitution

US Constitution Resources: http://www.ed.gov/free/constitution/index.html

A notice of implementation of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day under the USDoE Office
of Innovation & Improvement was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 29727). Electronic
Access to the regulatory notice from the Office of Innovation & Improvement is available in the
Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the
following site:


Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register.
Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: