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Georgia Southern University Constitution Day 2020 activities

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Choose a tab above to view the entries in our poster contest, see past years' events, and see what other schools around Georgia are doing to celebrate the Constitution this year.  If you have any questions about information in this guide, please contact Lori Gwinett, Government Information Librarian, at lgwinett@georgiasouthern.edu.

What is Constitution Day?

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Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or, by naturalization, have become citizens.

- ConstituionDay.com

 

In observation of the signing of the Constitution, many government facilities and universities commemorate this important day in our nation's history by hosting events and activities and also by providing resources to help educate and entertain American citizens. For more information, you can visit ConstitutionDay.com  which offers information about the Constitution, its amendments, and the founding fathers. The National Archives also has a page dedicated to observing Constitution Day and teaching about the document's history through events and historical resources.

Georgia Southern is also hosting several events, such as a Poster Competition and a speaker presentation, which you can learn more about by exploring this guide.

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

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This Constitution Day marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, heralded as granting women the right to vote. Many events and activities this year will be dedicated to the Amendment and its significance within American history.

 We have a dedicated tab on our guide which provides resources and information, so feel free to explore the page to learn more.

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