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Constitution Day - Pocket Constitution Giveaway

Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787

In honor of Constitution Day, the Oklahoma State University Library will be giving away pocket Constitutions and hosting a digital exhibit featuring facts about the signing of the Constitution on digital signs throughout the Edmon Low Library.

The pocket Constitution giveaway will be in the South Lobby of the Edmon Low Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17.

The law establishing the holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as "Citizenship Day". In addition to renaming the holiday "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day," the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind.

Date:
Monday, September 17, 2018
Time:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Location:
South Lobby, Edmon Low Library
Categories:
Public Program




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