NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES
“CONSTITUTION DAY” ON 225th ANNIVERSARY
Monday, September 17, marks the 225th anniversary of the adoption of
the United States Constitution in Philadelphia.
Across New York, schools will recognize this historic event with
special programs and lessons as part of a federal initiative. The State
Bar Association’s Law Youth & Citizenship program supports
Constitution Day with K-12 lesson plans for teachers, a civics roadmap,
the Lawyer in the Classroom program, and partnerships with public and
State Bar President Seymour W. James, Jr. today encouraged educators
to go beyond basic recitation of facts, and to engage students in a
vibrant discussion and examination of the Constitution’s impact on
our everyday lives.
“Through a Civil War and two World Wars, the Constitution has
endured. Through civil unrest and racial strife and presidential
assassinations and attacks on our country by outside aggressors, the
Constitution has been the cement that has held our nation
together,” said James (The Legal Aid Society in New York City).
“It is important that we share with future generations the rights
embedded in it and regularly recommit ourselves to protecting those