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ASCC – Constitution Day

Celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17


About Constitution Day

In December 2004, Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia proposed an amendment to an omnibus spending bill with the intention of increasing students’ knowledge about the United States Constitution. As the United States Congress’ unofficial constitutional scholar, Senator Byrd believed that American primary, secondary, and post-secondary students lacked adequate knowledge of the Constitution.

The 2004 amendment, passed by both the House and Senate, established the annual federal observance of Constitution Day. In addition, the law requires that all educational institutions that receive federal funds implement educational programs relating to the United States Constitution on September 17th of each year. September 17th was selected as the date for Constitution Day to commemorate September 17th, 1787, when the colonial delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the United States Constitution and present it to the American Public.

2016 Campus Events

On Sept. 15 and 16, during Centralia College 101, each packet handed out to participants had a Constitution fact sheet in it.

On September 19 and 20, the ASCC Student Government had a table, where they handed out The Constitution Pocket Guide, Constitutional Amendments Bookmarks, pens and stickers. They also had a display board with large 23x29-inch replica copies on parchment paper of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Constitutional Amendments. Also, they displayed posters (Checks/Balances, Judicial, Legislative and Executive Branches).

Constitution Resources

Official Constitution Day Website

The Constitution - View and download hi-resolution images of the Constitution as part of the 100 Milestone Documents from the National Archives series.

Studying the Constitution – A list of exhibits and resources from the National Constitution Center. A good starting point for students of all ages

The Bill of Rights Institute – A not-for-profit charity focused on providing educational resources on America’s founding documents and principles for teachers and students of American history and civics

The Constitution: The Delicate Balance – A video instructional series on the American Constitution for college and high school classrooms and adult learners

America's Founding Documents

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History – Provides a variety of history-based lessons and programs. Their website features more than 60,000 unique historical documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection.

Interactive Constitution – A clause-by-clause guide to constitutional principles and facts
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2016-17 Student Government

Allie Fairall
President
allie.fairall@centralia.edu
360-623-8113

Mitchell Carey
Vice President
mitchell.carey@centralia.edu
360-623-8117

Jason Chung
Senator for Executive Affairs
jason.chung@centralia.edu
360-623-8115

Eugene Pak
Senator for Clubs & Organizations
eugene.pak@centralia.edu
360-623-8114

Nikisha Silvestre
Senator for Student Relations
nikisha.silvestre@centralia.edu
360-623-8116

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