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Most students draw a blank on Constitution Day

Yes, today is Constitution Day, a day set aside to learn about the Constitution of the United States of America. On September 17, 1787, the members of the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution, and in 2004 Congress established Constitution Day to commemorate the historic day.

Most students draw a blank on Constitution Day | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle
WASHINGTON — Constitution Day is here and many teenagers know little about commemorating the document’s signing.

A study being released Monday by a foundation that focuses on journalism and the First Amendment found that 51 percent of high school students questioned had not heard of the day when they are required by law to learn about the Constitution.

The occasion is usually observed on or around Sept. 17, the day the document was adopted in 1787.

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  1. […] September 17th, was Constitution Day as reported in The Daily Flag. With the passing of a law in 2004, U.S. Schools are to present programs about the Constitution on […]

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