On September 17th, 1787, 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia. This founding document begins, “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.”
In 2004, Constitution Day became a national observance. As you can see below, Minnesota Campus Compact members organize a variety of educational and engaging activities to mark the occasion. In order to build on these efforts and support local conversations that develop collaborative relationships, Constitutional knowledge, and a sense of civic agency, Minnesota Campus Compact is developing a new initiative to launch On Constitution Day, September 17, 2018.