Representatives of 12 of the 13 original states signed the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. The Constitution, with its 27 amendments, defines the federal system of government and embodies the principles on which this country was founded. The National Archives provides resources, including a scan of the U.S. Constitution, and the Library of Congress provides resources that can assist school districts in planning a program on the U.S. Constitution.
(Enacted June 10, 1987, from the 1987 Laws of Wisconsin, Act 16.)
Also, in 1835, September 17, Joe Oliver became the first Black to vote in Wisconsin. Oliver, a cook for Solomon Juneau, was one of 39 people who voted in the first election in the town of Milwaukee.first election in the town of Milwaukee.
Source: wisconsin.gov | wishistory.com