Did you know today is “Constitution Day”? 226 years ago, September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution into law. Since 2004, this day has been set aside by the federal government for students nationwide to learn about the Constitution.

In honor of the day, we hope you take a few minutes to learn about the Constitution from both this blog’s archive and from the series website at www.pbs.org/constitutionUSA.

The amendment process is our way of trying to continually perfect the Constitution. Watch Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more about the changes that have been made to the document — a process that began as soon as it was written.

The amendment process is our way of trying to continually perfect the Constitution. Watch Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more about the changes that have been made to the document — a process that began as soon as it was written.

Every branch of government played a role in resolving the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. Watch Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more about the balance of powers in the federal government.

Every branch of government played a role in resolving the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. Watch Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more about the balance of powers in the federal government.

Ever wondered what the preamble to the Constitution looks like when diagrammed? Tune in to Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more about this amazing document. 

Ever wondered what the preamble to the Constitution looks like when diagrammed? 

Tune in to Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more about this amazing document. 

Albert Einstein, Madeleine Albright, Greta Garbo and Alfred Hitchcock are just a few naturalized U.S. citizens that have contributed significantly to the United States. Who else can you name? Watch Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more about citizenship and our Constitution.

Albert Einstein, Madeleine Albright, Greta Garbo and Alfred Hitchcock are just a few naturalized U.S. citizens that have contributed significantly to the United States. Who else can you name? 

Watch Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more about citizenship and our Constitution.

"Equal protection" doesn’t always mean equality under the law. What are your thoughts on these restrictions? Tune in to Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more about the 14th Amendment and how the definition of equal protection has evolved.

"Equal protection" doesn’t always mean equality under the law. What are your thoughts on these restrictions? 

Tune in to Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more about the 14th Amendment and how the definition of equal protection has evolved.

In the 1967 case Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court struck down all race-based legal restrictions on marriage, citing the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause. June 12, the day in which the Supreme Court rendered its decision, is remembered annually as Loving Day. Watch Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more about the 14th Amendment, which has been cited in more court cases than any other amendment.

In the 1967 case Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court struck down all race-based legal restrictions on marriage, citing the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause. June 12, the day in which the Supreme Court rendered its decision, is remembered annually as Loving Day. 

Watch Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more about the 14th Amendment, which has been cited in more court cases than any other amendment.

The 14th Amendment has been cited in more court cases than any other amendment. Can you name any others?
Watch Constitution USA with Peter Sagal on to learn more about the 14th Amendment and the equal protection clause.

The 14th Amendment has been cited in more court cases than any other amendment. Can you name any others?


Watch Constitution USA with Peter Sagal on to learn more about the 14th Amendment and the equal protection clause.

U.S. voting rights have continued to expand via the amendment process to be more inclusive. Watch Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more about the enfranchisement of Americans throughout history.

U.S. voting rights have continued to expand via the amendment process to be more inclusive. Watch Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more about the enfranchisement of Americans throughout history.

The word ”privacy” isn’t in the Constitution, but the Supreme Court has recognized the right to privacy. Watch Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more. 

The word ”privacy” isn’t in the Constitution, but the Supreme Court has recognized the right to privacy. Watch Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more. 

Welcome to the behind-the-scenes blog for Constitution USA with Peter Sagal, a 4-part series that premiered on PBS in May of 2013. This blog is no longer being updated, but we hope you enjoy our archive. Visit pbs.org/constitutionUSA for more on the series.