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MACC Celebrates Constitution Day

9/17/2013

Moberly Area Community College celebrates Constitution Day on September 17, 2013.

Constitution Day is celebrated in American due in part to the efforts of Senator Robert C. Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat and the United States Congress' unofficial constitutional scholar. He believed that the American primary, secondary, and post-secondary students lacked significant knowledge regarding the United States Constitution. In December 2004, Senator Byrd offered an amendment that was passed by both the United States House of Representatives and the Unites States Senate in an attempt to increase students' knowledge about the constitution.

On September 17, 1787 the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the United States Constitution and present it to the American Public. The legislation proposed by Senator Byrd requires that all educational institutions that receive federal funds implement educational programs relating to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year.

Check out these resources below to learn more about our Constitution:

http://www.constitutionday.com - Official Constitution Day website

www.constitutioncenter.org - An online, interactive Constitution

www.archives.gov - Interactive, online features about the Constitution, as well as biographical sketches of the 39 signers of the Constitution

http://www.ourdocuments.gov - 100 milestone documents of American history

http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org – The Bill of Rights Institute

 

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