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 2021

The O'Connell Conference

Friday, September 17th 9:00am -  2:30pm (in person and online options)

This event features four different one-hour sessions, and includes a panel discussion with several lawmakers and constitutional scholars discussing matters of justice that are central to the Constitution.



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 http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/continental/

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

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

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/

Register to vote in Oregon https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/registration.aspx?lang=en


Oregon’s Congressional Representatives


Jeff Merkley

Ron Wyden


Suzanne Bonamici

Cliff Bentz

Earl Blumenauer

Peter DeFazio

Kurt Shrader