Here is the United States Constitution
Constitution Day Resources from the Library of Congress
On September 17, 1787, the final draft of the Constitution was signed by 39 delegates. The document was then sent to the states for ratification, and went into effect on June 21, 1788 when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the Constitution.
In celebration of Constitution Day, the Library of Congress has compiled a variety of materials from across its collections. Explore these rich resources and features to learn more about one of America’s most important documents.
Observing Constitution Day
On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. The National Archives and Records Administration celebrates this important day in our nation's history by presenting the following activities, lesson plans, and information. We encourage teachers and students at all levels to learn more about our Constitution and government.
A Selected Bibliography of Resources Available in the
Merced College Library
342.73 PAT The Bill of Rights : a history in documents
342.73 MAD The U.S. Constitution A to Z
342.73 BUR It is so ordered : a constitution unfolds lst ed.
342.7302 MEY Liberty's blueprint : how Madison and Hamilton wrote The federalist papers, defined the Constitution, and made democracy safe for the world
342.73 RAK Original meanings : politics and ideas in the making of the Constitution
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