September 17, 1787 is a significant day. It is the date that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document which became the Constitution of the United States. The day is also an observance recognizing people who have become U.S. citizens. [36 U.S.C. § 106, Constitution Day and Citizenship Day]
Test your knowledge with "What’s Your Constitution IQ?" Interactive Quiz. If you need to review first, visit the National Archives which houses the original and provides virtual access to the Constitution, the first 10 amendments better known as the Bill of Rights and the additional amendments. More Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774 to 1789 are available from the Library of Congress.
Tutt Library has many resources regarding the U.S. Constitution. The Federalist Papers are well known, lesser known are The debates in the several state conventions on the adoption of the federal Constitution. There were also The anti-Federalist papers.
Search Early American Imprints for primary sources like the one shown regarding the Constitution and debates.
View #FoundingFathers or Call a Convention to Amend the Constitution both can be accesses via Films on Demand. Or watch The History of the United States - The Founding Fathers of the United States on Kanopy.
Join our Constitution Day celebration by attending a lecture by Political Science Professor David Hendrickson, titled “Six Lessons from the American Founding…For U.S. Foreign Policy”. The lecture will be in Palmer 17 on Monday, September 18th, starting at 12:15pm.
And pick up a pocket copy, in English or Spanish, at Mike Siddoway’s office (Armstrong 205) while supplies last.