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 Event 2023

O'Connell Conference Educational Program

With September 17 falling on a Sunday this year, the O'Connell Conference will kick off starting on Monday September 18 with a promotional display for the conference and culminating Friday, September 22th, with the conference beginning at 1:00 PM at the Knight Law Center.

In recognition of Constitution Day, the O'Connell Conference will feature "Rights and Democracy in Flux: Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions" for the University of Oregon community with the four discussions about recent U.S. Supreme Court cases and the upcoming term. 

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

Read the Constitution

Read the Bill of Rights

The Federal 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

Register to vote in Oregon

Oregon Senators

Jeff Merkley

Ron Wyden

Oregon Representatives

Suzanne Bonamici

Cliff Bentz

Earl Blumenauer

Val Hoyle

Lori Chavez-DeRemer

Andrea Salinas