MIT Observes Constitution Day, September 17th

Every year, MIT celebrates the day in 1787 that 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention  in Philadephia signed the Constitution of the United States of America. This pivotal document--just four hand-written pages--established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that we enjoy today. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor described it as "the most powerful vision of freedom ever expressed...What was revolutionary when it was written, and what continues to inspire the world today, is that the Constitution put governance in the hands of the people." Constitution Day is an opportunity to honor this historic document. Here's how:

Register to vote

The Cambridge Election Commission will be registering voters on September 17 in Lobby 10, from 10 am-2 pm. (Note: You must be a U.S. citizen.)

Refresh your Constitutional knowledge

Pick up a pocket-sized constitution on September 17 in Lobby 10, from 10 am-2 pm, and read this surprisingly short but profoundly impactful document.

Explore the Constitution and Constitutional Amendments online, available in nine different languages.

Test your knowledge of the Constitution via this interactive quiz.

Review an MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) course on a topic related to the Constitution: