Constitution and Citizenship Day is observed on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and to “recognize all who by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”
Constitution Day is observed every year to remember the Founding Fathers signing the Constitution. Approximately 11,700 amendments have been proposed to the U.S. Constitution since its writing, including 71 during the last session of Congress. Only 27 amendments have been adopted, a success rate of technically zero percent. That indicates the Constitution written 233 years ago still serve the needs of the American people. The Constitution, along with the Bill of Rights and other amendments, define our government and guarantee our rights.