WHO ARE WE?
A team of students joined the Constitution Live organization to inspire schools, clubs, association's, and city governments to plan readings of the Constitution and/or the Bill of Rights.
Constitution Live endeavors to help all groups to host their own Constitution Day reading in-person or through a live-stream recording that can be replayed and shared all year.
We provide tools like set-up plans, scripted parts, press release
templates, bookmarks and other activities to help you get started. Reserve your 2023 date early for in-person support by
emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT CONSTITUTION DAY
In 1952, Congress moved “I am an American Day” from May to September to commemorate the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution. A few years later it was renamed Constitution Day. In 2004, an amendment declared that “each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution" (Public Law 108-447, section 111).
OUR OPEN INVITATION
Each year, the Constitution Week organization invites all families, schools and communities to join together to read the US Constitution and discuss the noble ideals upon which our nation was founded. We will broadcast a reading of our nation's Constitution from a school in the United States. Activities for young children and additional educational resources are also available.
We at Constitution Week express immense gratitude to all our schools, families, and neighborhoods united in joining together to celebrate Constitution Week September 17th through September 23rd.
read the constitution: it takes 45 minutes
Constitution Live is a non profit organization and, as members of this great nation, we believe in “The American Dream” founded on the ideals of Liberty, Equality, Democracy, Respect for the Rule of Law, and Patriotism. These ideals, which historically united immigrants from a variety of cultural backgrounds and beliefs, are found in our country’s founding document, The United States Constitution. We proudly promote the reading and understanding of this great document as a reminder that we are stronger together than we are divided. By reading the US Constitution aloud and studying our country’s founding principles, we become more knowledgeable to respectfully debate and participate in our Democratic Republic form of government. By participating, we protect our American Ideals given to us by those willing to die for the opportunity to be free.