Civic Engagement


Celebrate Constitution Day on September 17, 2022.

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”

Virtual Constitution Day Activities sponsored by the National Constitution Center

Event #1: Constitution Day Naturalization Ceremony

On September 16 we celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, a holiday meant to honor and celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship for both native-born and naturalized citizens. In recognition of this special observance the National Constitution Center hosts an annual Naturalization Ceremony as part of our Constitution Day celebrations, during which 50 immigrants from across the globe will take the Oath of Allegiance to officially become citizens of the United States. The Honorable John R. Padova, senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, will preside over the ceremony. National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen will offer remarks, and Dr. Jem Spectar, president of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Cameroon, will give the keynote address.

Friday, September 16, 2022 at 9:30 am
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Event #2: Judges on Judging Event

The Honorable Marjorie Rendell, Cheryl Ann Krause, and Stephanos Bibas, judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, join the National Constitution Center’s Constitution Day celebrations to discuss how judges approach cases, reviewing the seven different methodologies of constitutional interpretation. The judges will also explain how the federal courts of appeal work and their role in the federal court system. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

Friday, September 16, 2022 at 11:00 am
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Event #3: Preamble Reading

Happy Constitution Day! Let’s read the Preamble to the Constitution together as We the People in front of the new inspiring First Amendment tablet overlooking Independence Mall.

Friday, Septemeber 16, 2022 02:30 PM 
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National Voter Registration Day 2021 is September 28!
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