Constitution Day

South Georgia State College Celebrates Constitution Day

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

What is Constitution Day?

Constitution Day  is a U.S. federal government observance that honors the creation and adoption of the United States Constitution and all persons who have become U.S. citizens, through birth or naturalization. It is usually observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that the Constitution was signed by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Independence Hall. 

Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year is required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for its students. Constitution Day at South Georgia State College  strives to educate students about the Constitution and citizenship both historically and as they apply in today’s world.

Podcast on Constitution Day

For Constitution Day 2023: An Abridged Audio Narration of the National Archives’ Public Domain Document, “Putting the Bill of Rights to the Test”

This podcast is South Georgia State College’s contribution to the commemoration of Constitution Day in 2023. The podcast is presented by Dr. Rick Reiman, professor of history, at South Georgia State College. 

Overview of the U.S. Constitution

Harvard Professor Tom Patterson examines the Constitution’s provisions for limited government and explores the extent to which these provisions have curbed or failed to curb extra-constitutional uses of power.

Overview of the U.S. Constitution with Harvard Professor Tom Patterson - Video

Constitution Virtual Viewing Day Video

What does the Constitution mean to you as a student - Video

Learn more about the Constitution by following the links below.

National Constitution Center -

America's Founding Documents - The National Archives

The Constitution - Library of Congress

Interactive Constitution - Explore the full text of the Constitution