This was originally posted by Chris Magnum, I think. It is a training manual on Citizenship published by the War Department in 1928. The military was very keen on teaching the Constitution when I was in the Navy. They way they want you to read it.
Today, according to Title 36, Chapter 1, Section 106 of the United States Code:
EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING MATERIALS FOR NEW FEDERAL EMPLOYEES CONCERNING THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
Pub. L. 108-447, div. J, title I, Sec. 111, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3344, provided that:
“(a) The head of each Federal agency or department shall -
“(1) provide each new employee of the agency or department with educational and training materials concerning the United States Constitution as part of the orientation materials provided to the new employee; and
“(2) provide educational and training materials concerning the United States Constitution to each employee of the agency or department on September 17 of each year.
“(b) Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.
“(c) [Amended section 106 of this title and table of contents of this chapter.]
“(d) This section shall be without fiscal year limitation.”
Somehow I don't think the White House got the memo.