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CYBERBEE: We the People: Constitution and Citizenship Day

By Linda C. Joseph - Posted Sep 1, 2005
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In 2004, Congress passed a provision in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 establishing a day to commemorate the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution. Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.V., who inserted this mandate into the bill, felt this was a way to educate Americans about history. President George W. Bush signed it into law on Dec. 8, 2004. Designated as Constitution and Citizenship Day, schools receiving federal money are required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution each year. Schools may choose what kind of program to hold. This year, Constitution Day will be held Friday, Sept. 16, since Sept. 17 falls on a Saturday.

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