Monday, September 17, 2012

Today Is Constitution Day!

The Constitution of the United States was signed by 39 men on September 17, 1787. Each year, Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17 to recognize the signing of this document and to recognize the born and naturalized citizens of the United States. It is sometimes called Citizenship Day.

Constitution Day Web Site:

Here is a sampling of materials in our library on the Constitution.

The Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 2009. [This is also located in print format in Government Documents at Y 1.1/3:111-4.]

Rackove, Jack N. The Annotated U. S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.

Videos in the Media Center

Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands. Our Constitution: A Conversation. Philadelphia: The Foundation, 2005.  [DVD 114]

Imbriano, Robe. Key Constitutional Concepts. Philadelphia: The Foundation, 2006. [DVD 115]

Materials on the Constitution and Religion

Liu, Goodwin. Keeping Faith with the Constitution. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Witte, John, Jr. and Nichols, Joel A. Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment. 3rd ed. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 2011.

Constitutional Law

Strauss, David A. The Living Constitution. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Thomas, Kenneth R., ed. The Constitution of the United States of America : 2010 Supplement : Analysis of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 29, 2010. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 2010. [Call No.: Y 1.1/3:111-39 - Located in Government Documents on Microfiche ; please note that other years are also available. Please check under title.]

These are just a few of the many items we have on the U.S. Constitution and its amendments. Please check the online catalog or see a librarian if you need assistance!