Today America celebrates its Constitution Day to recognize the 223rd anniversary of the ratification of the United States Constitution which was signed on September 17, 1787 by the US Constitutional Convention.

The history of the Constitution Day of the United States dates back in 1939 when William Randolph Hearst advocated, through his chain of daily newspapers, the creation of a holiday to celebrate citizenship. In 1940, Congress designated the third Sunday in May as “I am an American Day.” However, on February 29, 1952, Congress moved that observation to September 17th.

Citizenship day was then renamed to “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day” and became a law in 2004 upon the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004.

Constitution of the United States – Official

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