Constitution Day


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 2016

The UO Law School and Public Law and Policy Program sponsor: The Culture, Community, and Potential for Change under the U.S. Constitution.

A Constitution Day conversation led by Professor Chinn

Thursday, September 15th 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:

For information about the Founding Fathers:

Biographical information about each of the signers of the Constitution

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

Library of Congress’s Constitutional Convention Documents

Read the Declaration of Independence

School House Rock – The Preamble

Read the Constitution

Read the Bill of Rights

The Federal Government

The Three Branches of Government

School House Rock – The 3 branches of government

For more information about the executive branch:

The White House

For more information about the legislative branch:

The United States Senate

The United States House of Representatives

School House Rock – I’m just a bill

For more information about the judicial branch:

The Supreme Court

The Oyez Project

Becoming a more involved citizen

Rock the Vote

Information about voter registration

Register to vote in Oregon


Oregon’s Congressional Representatives


Jeff Merkley

Ron Wyden


Suzanne Bonamici

Greg Walden

Earl Blumenauer

Peter DeFazio

Kurt Shrader

Getting more involved in Oregon’s government: