Constitution Day

09.17.19

President George W. Bush signed a bill on December 8, 2004 (public law 108-447) which designates every September 17 as Constitution Day for all schools eligible for Title IV funding. This provision was introduced by Senator Robert Byrd.

Constitution day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, by 39 of the 55 delegates present at the Constitutional Convention. The 39 delegates represented thirteen states. The two delegates that signed from New Hampshire were Nicholas Gilman and John Langdon.

Granite State College celebrates Constitution Day on September 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.

View the Constitution in the National Archives