“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Those words are familiar to most Americans as the Preamble to our Constitution. We all take pride in the United States as a nation of laws, but also of individual rights and liberty. University of the Potomac is also proud to support the observance of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.

What is Constitution Day?

The United States Government has designated September 17th as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (also referred to as Constitution Day). To commemorate the September 17, 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution, most years Constitution Day will be celebrated on September 17th. If September 17th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, your college may celebrate Constitution Day during the preceding or following week.

To help students, like you, become well-informed citizens through an awareness of and familiarity with the U.S. Constitution, colleges across Illinois and the U.S. may celebrate Constitution Day in their own unique ways.
This day gives us a special opportunity to remember and recognize our heritage, to think about the “blessings of liberty” and about what they demand of us in return as responsible citizens. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. This Constitution Day website provides some resources on the history and meaning of the Constitution. We hope it will help you find information and inspiration.