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 Conversation and Cake 2018

Constitution Day Discussion.

Monday, September 18th 1pm-2pm Knight Law Center Room 184

Constitution Day Screening and Discussion of the Documentary "13th"

In this thought-provoking documentary titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, scholars, activists and politicians explore the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States.

Monday, September 18th 5:30pm Knight Law Center Room 175

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

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

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


Jeff Merkley

Ron Wyden


Suzanne Bonamici

Greg Walden

Earl Blumenauer

Peter DeFazio

Kurt Shrader