In Case You Missed It: Discovering Facts Related to Constitution Day – September 17 - AZEdNews
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In Case You Missed It: Discovering Facts Related to Constitution Day – September 17


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  • United States Census Bureau   |   Statistics in Schools

From Fun Facts To An Interactive Data Map And Videos, Statistics In Schools Have You Covered With Free Resources And Materials For Constitution Day!

On February 29, 1952, Congress designated September 17 as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, and recognizes all American citizens.

The framers of the Constitution of the United States chose the population to be the basis for sharing political power, not wealth or land. Thus, they included a mandatory count of the population every 10 years (decennial census) in the Constitution. Article I, Section 2 states: “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers….” 

Statistics in Schools brings subjects to life using real-world Census Bureau data to create materials for use year after year at all grade levels.

From fun facts and warm-up activities to an interactive data map and videos, we have you covered with free resources and materials for Constitution Day!

With these resources students can learn the number of U.S. service members in the American Revolution between 1775-1783 and compare it to the number of veterans in 2019.

Visit our Constitution Day webpage for additional resources and materials you can use to teach students about the U.S. Census Bureau and its connection to the U.S. Constitution. Sharing SIS materials with students is a great way to recognize this day!