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September 17 is Constitution Day, marking the date of September 17, 1787 when 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the new constition.
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Constitution Day, September 17

Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States

Delegates at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 prepare to sign the U.S. Constitution.
credit: "Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States" by artist Howard Chandler Christy

 

Constitution Day celebrates the birthday of the United States Constitution on September 17. On that date in 1787, in Philadelphia, 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution. 

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day was established by the U.S. Congress in 2004 and commemorates the signing of the Constitution and recognizes  “all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”

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