Countdown to Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by thirty-nine brave men who changed the course of history. Now Constitution Day is a time for us to continue their legacy and develop habits of citizenship in a new generation of Americans.

Which documents and ideas influenced the Founding Fathers when drafting the Bill of Rights? Explore our “Writing Rights” Interactive!

Great Classroom Resource:
Constitution Rights: Origins and Travels

Explore our interactive resources on the Bill of Rights! Learn which documents and ideas influenced the Founding Fathers when drafting the Bill of Rights, and how those rights have been expressed throughout the world.

And coming this September: We’re launching the best Interactive Constitution on the Web! Find it this fall at constitutioncenter.org/constitution.

Coming Soon:
Constitution Hall Pass: The 13th Amendment

Available online beginning September 10, 2015
Chat live with National Constitution Center Staff September 10 – September 23, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m EDT


Give your students a “hall pass” to travel through American history without leaving the classroom! View our newest Constitution Hall Pass video lesson on the 13th Amendment, plus chat live with our experts and get answers to all of your Constitution Day Questions—Weekdays, September 10 – 23, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT.

Check out archived episodes of Constitution Hall Pass: visit constitutioncenter.org/hallpass.

Constitution Hall Pass: The 13th Amendment

Available online beginning September 10, 2015
Chat live with National Constitution Center Staff September 10 – September 23, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m EDT

constitutioncenter.org/constitutionday

Give your students a “hall pass” to travel through American history without leaving the classroom! View our newest Constitution Hall Pass video lesson on the 13th Amendment, plus chat live with our experts and get answers to all of your Constitution Day Questions—Weekdays, September 10 – 23, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT.

Naturalization Test

Can you pass the test to become a United States citizen?

Which Founder Are You?

Discover your inner founding father in this fun interactive game.

Admission to the museum is FREE on Constitution Day courtesy of the PNC Foundation.

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Pocket Constitution
Pocket Constitution
The Pocket United States Constitutions are 9-by-22 inches and fold into an approximately 3-by-3 inch square. Receive one FREE Classroom-Ready Resource when purchasing 150 or more Pocket Constitutions.
Constitution Day Kit
Constitution Day Kit
Everything you need for a Constitution Day lesson and activities. Comes with lesson plan, DVD, pocket constitutions and more!