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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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