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222nd birthday of United States Constitution provides opportunity for education

• The Examiner

To recognize the occasion, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a resolution, H. Res. 686, in which it recommended that the Constitution be taught to high school students during September of their senior year. You can find the text of the debate on H. Res. 686 at pages H9447 through H9449 of the Congressional Record Daily Digest for Monday, September 14, 2009.

The Constitution’s birthday was also the topic of a news release from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. “Constitution Day 2009: Naturalization Ceremonies, Jury Service Highlighted,” U.S. Courts, 14 September 2009, (16 September 2009). The news release states that “the nation’s federal courts are using the occasion to remind high school students and others of the importance of naturalization ceremonies for new Americans and of jury service, a responsibility of all citizens." A link in the news release leads to educational materials concerning naturalization and the responsibilities of citizenship.

The Law Library of Congress currently offers not only a feature on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day but also guides about other national observances and commemorative months. You can learn more about the Constitution itself; Constitution Day, which has also been called Citizenship Day; and related topics from the website of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. In addition,THOMAS, a website of the Library of Congress, provides links through which teachers can locateclassroom resources and general information about government.

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Well Happy Federal Government everybody! 

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