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Sunday, September 17th, was Constitution Day 2017, the day celebrating the U.S. Constitutional Convention and the signing of the American Constitution more than 200 years ago in 1787. With this history in mind, the United States Congress has established Constitution Day as a special day every year to call attention to the adoption of the Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens.
Everyone is encouraged to check out the Constitution Center’s website to find out which founder you are most like, view Constitution Hall Pass videos, and take additional quizzes and learn other fun facts about the Constitution.
Constitution Day Calendar
In recognition of Constitution Day, the College has made the following plans to help engage you in the political process on September 20, 2017:
Constitution Day Challenge – 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., outside the Skybox
Stop by the Skybox and test your Constitutional knowledge by completing a word search or crossword puzzle. Answer all the questions correctly and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win prizes.
Constitution Day Video – 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., inside the Skybox
Stop by the Skybox and watch Constitution USA video that will play repeatedly. This video shows an in depth look into the creation of the Constitution and its evolution to the present.
Exercise your First Amendment Rights – 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., on the Simpson Balconies in the Mohr Student Center
Exercise your First Amendment right and leave a comment about one or all of the many current event questions posted on the windows on the Simpson Balconies in the Mohr Student Center.
Fun Constitutional Facts – All day, Stuart Commons and the Mohr Student Center
Fun facts about the Constitution will be displayed all day on the digital signage in Stuart Commons and the Mohr Student Center.
September 26, 2017
Register to Vote – 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., in front of the Gates Center
If you would like to register to vote in upcoming elections using your Lake Forest College address, College representatives will be outside the Gates Center during the lunch hours to register interested voters.
Enjoy Constitution Day!