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.”
Since 2005, Seattle Pacific University has distributed an essay by Professor of History William Woodward about the Constitution and related topics. Read the essays below, and for more information about the U.S. Constitution and about Constitution Day, visit the National Constitution Center.
Professor of History William Woodward joined the Seattle Pacific University faculty in 1974. He specializes in the history of the Pacific Northwest, especially military history, as well as 19th century American culture. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, Dr. Woodward also gives public lectures on history and is a consultant to school districts and historical societies.