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Drafted in 1787, the Constitution of the United States serves as a framework for representative government and protection of fundamental rights of its citizens.
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Constitution Day

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens. It was on this day that the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created.

Today, we observe this important day in our nation's history by providing and attending events on campus and in our communities. All colleges and universities observe this day and the tenants of the Constitution which seeks to ensure liberty and rights of its citizens and a nation to be ruled by its people, as opposed to a sovereign monarchy.


Signers of the Constitution

George Washington, VA

Alexander Hamilton, NY

James Wilson, PA

John Rutledge, SC

William Samuel Johnson, CT

Richard Bassett, DE

Hugh Williamson, NC

Nathaniel Gorham, MA

William Few, GA

Nicholas Gilman, NH

Thomas Mifflin, PA

Jared Ingersoll, PA

John Dickerson, DE

David Brearley, NJ

Jacob Broom, DE

John Langdon, NH

William Paterson, NJ

Tomas FitzSimons, PA

William Jackson (Witness)



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More Signers of the Constitution

Benjamin Franklin, PA

Gouverneur Morris, PA

Charles Coteswort Pinckney, SC

Pierce Butler, SC

James McHenry, MD

Richard Dobbs Spaight, NC

Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, MD

Jonathan Dayton, NJ

Abraham Baldwin, GA

William Livingston, NJ

George Clymer, PA

Gunning Bedford, Jr., DE

John Blair, VA

James Madison, VA

Robert Morris, PA

Charles Pinckney, SC

Roger Sherman, CT

George Read, DE

William Blount, NC

Rufus King, MA

Daniel Carroll, MD



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