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Constitution Day

Constitution Day recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution. Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia sponsored a law designating September 17 as Constitution Day, which is the day that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787. 


Video: Constitution Day


Video: Constitution Day


We the People...

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

[Full text of the Constitution]


U.S. Constitution Audio Recording


Video: In the Beginning, Roots of the Constitution

Bill Moyers: In the Beginning. Explores the framers' values and assumptions. FilmsOnDemand video displays once the system verifies access on campus. Off-campus, your library barcode is required. 


Learning More

Annenberg Videos on the Constitution

Constitute Project 

Enter a topic and compare how the world's constitutions address that topic. 

Bill of Rights Institute

How well do you know the Constitution? Test your knowledge with interactive games and see full-text versions of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other primary source documents such as the Federalist Papers.

Constitution Day

Information about Constitution Day, the Constitution and Constitutional Amendments. Brief biographies of each of the Constitutional Convention representatives are also provided. 


Test your knowledge by completing a Constitution-themed crossword puzzle or quiz, or order a pocket Constitution for reading year-round.



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