US Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

US Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is celebrated every year, by the US citizens on September 17. It was on this day, in the year 1787, the US constitution was signed by the Founding Fathers. The US Constitution has been serving as the supreme law for the past 225 years. The Constitution is the one which assures the rights of US citizens and specifies the US government.

The whole week starting from September 17th to September 23rd, is celebrated as the Constitution Week. During this week, Americans are encouraged to reflect on the rights and responsibilities granted to them. USCIS also boosts them to reflect on what it means to be an American citizen. This day was originally known as “Citizenship Day”, it was later renamed as “Constitution and Citizenship Day”, by a recent legislation. According to this law, the authorities of the American States, cities and towns, must provide information to the US citizens, in the particular localities where they reside, about their citizenship responsibilities and opportunities that are granted to them by the US government.

On this day, USCIS recognizes people who look forward to become US citizens. USCIS offers various resources to such people, to help them prepare for the US citizenship test and interview. The study materials offered by the USCIS will help them to prepare for the civics and English components of the naturalization test. Americans citizens must be aware of the Constitution and the citizenship rights and responsibilities. Moreover, questions related to the Constitution will be found in many places on the US citizenship test. Hence, prospective citizens must learn about the Constitution while they prepare for naturalization. People who seek to become US citizens may make use of the naturalization resources offered by the United States, related to the Constitution and Citizenship Day.

Practice Tests for the Naturalization Interview, USCIS Naturalization Interview and Test Video, 100 Civics Questions and Answers with MP3 Audio, Naturalization Self Test, Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship, Learn About the United States: Quick Civics Lessons for the Naturalization Test, are few resources offered to the prospective US citizens by the USCIS.

Few other resources such as, “Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities” and “A Promise of Freedom: An Introduction to U.S. History and Civics for Immigrants” (12 minute film), contain information that the US citizens must know, about the American citizenship rights and duties. Similarly, “Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship”, contains themes such as Writing the Constitution”, “Voting”, “Rights”, and “Responsibilities”. Make use of the resources and know your rights and responsibilities and honor the Constitution and Citizenship Day.