Constitution Day and Citizenship in the United States

In 2001, the Order of the President of the United States September 17 Day of Constitution and Citizenship (Constitution Day and Citizenship Day), and from 17 to 23 September defined since 1955 as Constitution Week. Many U.S. citizens — both born in the United States and took citizenship, regardless of nationality or religion — celebrate this holiday, although a public holiday it is not.

Historically, this day is significant in that the September 17 in 1787, in the United States adopted the first constitution in the world, signed by the delegates of the Congress of the 12 states. It is the world's first constitution clearly defines the rights and freedoms of the individual as a citizen of their country.

Before the Constitution of the United States were in the Articles of Confederation.

The first 10 amendments to the Constitution, known as "The Bill of Rights» (Bill of Rights), adopted by the First Congress in September 1789, they entered into force in December 1791.

In 1940, Congress declared the third Sunday of May Day America, which was later renamed the Day of the Constitution and dismissed in September. Interestingly, the people of America, to celebrate this event in the third week of May, did not change the tradition.

Every year this holiday U.S. Department of Education is developing manuals, mandates and guidance for pupils and students. This day is celebrated inspirational speeches about the rights and responsibilities of each of honorary citizen.

During the Week of the Constitution of the lessons you study the history of its creation, signing, students read and cite passages. Adopted by the rich to donate to charity.