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Constitution Day

Constitution Day

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Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787.

Federal law requires all schools that receive federal funds to hold an educational program on the United States Constitution every year on September 17.


Web Sites

Constitution of the United States
The National Archives and Records Administration presents a digitized facsimile of the United States Constitution, text of the Constitution, and facts and articles about the Constitution, the Constitutional Convention and the founding fathers.

United States Constitution : Primary Documents in American History
Guide to digitized primary source materials from Library of Congress collections on the United States Constitution and Constitutional Convention. Also has background information on the Constitution, links to related digital materials on other websites, and short bibliographies for both general readers and younger readers.

Constitution Resources : Federal Resources for Education Excellence
Connect to U.S. federal government web resources for teaching and learning about the United States Constitution and the Constitutional Convention.

Constitution Day at UC
University of California web page commemorating the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787.

Celebrating Constitution Day : CQ Press in Context
To commemorate Constitution Day, CQ Press presents documents and analysis related to the Constitution of the United States, constitutional amendments, and constitutional issues. Constitution Day lesson plans are included.

Guide to Law Online : United States Constitution
Law Library of Congress guide to web resources on the United States Constitution. Includes links to: Constitution text and commentaries; historical texts (Articles of Confederation, Federalist Papers, etc.); and, legal topic guides.

Creating the United States : a Library of Congress Exhibition
Online exhibit about how the nation's founding documents (Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights) were created. Includes interactives.

Constitution of the United States : iTunes U course
National Archives and Records Administration online iTunes U course exploring the United States constitution and constitutional issues.


Additional web sites on the Constitution

Books

Search SCOTTY to find titles of books and other materials about the United States Constitution in the collections of the University of California Riverside Libraries.

Last modified: 9/10/2008 5:01 PM by M. Jenkins

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