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Constitution Day

Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the United States Constitution. Each year, Motlow State hosts activities led by a multidisciplinary group of college leaders. For the health and safety of students and employees, this year’s Constitution Day observance is hosted virtually by providing our students a curated list of virtual experiences. The following are links to useful resources about the U.S. Constitution:

National Constitution Center – Explore online resources, live classes, and virtual town halls

Montpelier, Center for the Constitution – Engage in civic dialogue, improve understanding of the found principles of the United States, and deepen potential involvement in democracy

Library of Congress – contains more than 200 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration – Scanned copy of the U.S. Constitution

Constitución de los Estados Unidos de América – Spanish translation that is part of the Political Database of the Americas site at Georgetown University

Educational Activities – Work with federal judges in the distance-learning space to bring the founding fundamentals of rule of law, separation of powers, and judicial independence into real life.

Bill of Rights Infopacket – Eight pages of historical context and easy-to-understand explanations of the first 10 Amendments, includes a printable infographic

Games – Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads, Bill of Rights, Seize the Vote, and Which Founder are You?

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