Houghton Mifflin Harcourt & HISTORY bring you the archive of this special live program from the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
This engaging, 45-minute program featured leaders from government, news, and entertainment, who brought to life the words and principles that sustain our nation. Through a series of readings, narrative, and Q & A, 21st-century students gained an understanding of the ongoing value of our 223-year-old United States Constitution.
In an amendment to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004, the late West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd designated September 17 as Constitution Day, on which schools receiving federal funding are required to teach the Constitution.
See the video of the event: