To encourage all Americans to learn more about the Constitution, Congress in 1956 established Constitution Week, to begin each year on September 17th, the date in 1787 when delegates to the Convention signed the Constitution. In 2004, Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia included key provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2005 designating September 17th of each year as Constitution Day and requiring public schools and governmental offices to provide educational programs to promote a better understanding of the Constitution.
Constitution Day activities at ASU since 2006 are listed below. From 2006 to 2017, the ASU Library hosted various Constitution Day events.
Starting in 2017, the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership https://scetl.asu.edu/ has hosted an Annual Constitution Day Lecture. https://scetl.asu.edu/annual-constitution-day-lecture
See the ASU News articles, "ASU professor discuss the history, importance of Constitution Day," and "5 things to know about the Constitution."
The subject of the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership's 2020 Annual Constitution Day Lecture is Women’s Long Battle for the Vote: Surprises on the Road to the Nineteenth Amendment, the topic and title of Professor DuBois' most recent book. The lecture will cover the seventy-five years of the U.S. woman suffrage movement with an emphasis on things you might not already know, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.
This event is supported by the Jack Miller Center.
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 5 to 6 p.m. Arizona MST