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Constitution Day at the UCLA Library

On September 17, 1787, the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia adopted the Constitution of the United States of America. In 2004, the 108th Congress passed a law designating September 17 of each year as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day and stipulating that federally funded educational institutions hold programs in acknowledgment. This joint holiday recognizes the importance of constitutional rights and all who have become United States citizens, whether by coming of age or through naturalization.