What is Constitution Day?

Established in 2004, Constitution Day recognizes the anniversary of when the United States Constitution was adopted back on September 17, 1787.


Constitution Day Celebration and Cake 2017

Professor Ofer Raban will lead a conversation entitled, "The First Amendment and the War on Terror at the Dawn of the Trump Administration." Cake will be served.

Monday, September 18th 12pm-1pm Room 184


Below you will find several links that you can follow for more information about the founding of the US government, who represents you in Congress, and how you can participate in government.

The Constitution

For more information about Constitution Day:

http://constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day/about-constitution-day

For information about the Founding Fathers:

Biographical information about each of the signers of the Constitution

http://www.constitutionday.com/baldwin-abraham-ga.html

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers.html

For information about the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights:

Library of Congress’s Constitutional Convention Documents http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/continental/

Read the Declaration of Independence http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration.html

School House Rock – The Preamble http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yHp7sMqPL0g

Read the Constitution http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html

Read the Bill of Rights  http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html

The Federal Government

The Three Branches of Government http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government

School House Rock – The 3 branches of government http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5M50xBz1cU

For more information about the executive branch:

The White House http://www.whitehouse.gov/

For more information about the legislative branch:

The United States Senate http://www.senate.gov/index.htm

The United States House of Representatives http://www.house.gov/

School House Rock – I’m just a bill http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-eYBZFEzf8

For more information about the judicial branch:

The Supreme Court http://www.supremecourt.gov/

The Oyez Project http://www.oyez.org/

Becoming a more involved citizen

Rock the Vote http://www.rockthevote.org/

Information about voter registration http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Voting/Register.shtml

Register to vote in Oregon http://oregonvotes.org/pages/voterresources/regtovote/index.html

 

Oregon’s Congressional Representatives http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/OR

Senators

Jeff Merkley

Ron Wyden

Representatives

Suzanne Bonamici

Greg Walden

Earl Blumenauer

Peter DeFazio

Kurt Shrader

Getting more involved in Oregon’s government:

http://healthydemocracyoregon.org/citizens-initiative-review