Constitution Day and Citizenship Day 2017

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On September 17, 1787, the Founding Father’s signed the United States Constitution; the most important document in American history. The Constitution provides the foundation for which our government is established and the rights and freedoms afforded to its citizens. This historic day in our nation’s history is celebrated nationally every year on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on September 17. This year, we commemorate this day on Monday, September 18, 2017. Federal courts across the nation will be celebrating this day by holding Special Naturalization Ceremonies. We invite you to join us in the Second Circuit by attending any of our Naturalization Ceremonies. Please check out our interactive calendar for information on these ceremonies.

If you cannot join us at one of our Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Naturalization Ceremonies, we invite you to take part in the Preamble Challenge. Join students and teachers around the nation and put together your own Preamble Challenge within your community.

You can also learn more on how students and teachers around the nation are joining their federal courts to observe and participate in naturalization ceremonies and how these ceremonies serve as living civics lessons. Watch interviews from naturalized citizens as they reflect on their experiences of becoming our nation's newest citizens.



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