President George W. Bush signed a bill on Dec. 8, 2004, (public law 108-447) which designates every Sept. 17 as Constitution Day for all schools eligible for Title IV funding. This provision was introduced by Sen. Robert Byrd.
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, by 39 of the 55 delegates present at the Constitutional Convention. The 39 delegates represented 13 states. The two delegates who signed from New Hampshire were Nicholas Gilman and John Langdon.
AACC celebrates Constitution Day on or about Sept. 17 of each year. It is important for students to have an understanding and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution that has been the foundation of the freedoms provided to all Americans. Past events have included surveys or quizzes about the Constitution, registering students to vote, giving out bookmarks with Constitution facts, showing films and giving out pocket Constitutions to students.