History of Constitution Day:
“Pursuant to legislation passed by Congress, educational institutions receiving Federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year.”
On September 17, 1787, 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention held their final session after meeting together for four months. The delegates gathered almost daily in the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation. Their efforts resulted in our current Constitution. The youngest signer of the Constitution was Jonathan Dayton from New Jersey who was 26 and the oldest signer was Benjamin Franklin, who was 81… Two signers of the Constitution - George Washington and James Madison - became presidents. The U.S. Constitution is one of the most influential legal documents in existence. Since its creation, some two hundred years ago, over one hundred countries around the world have used it as a model for their own.
Event: A celebration, in the form of debate/discussion, of the Constitution for ACC and upper-level high school students
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014,6:00 –9:00 pm
Location: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704