By Merrill Stein
Thursday, Sept. 17, is Constitution Day—celebrating the historic date in 1787 when the Constitutional Convention delegates signed the United States Constitution. Dig deeper and explore the resources below for a meaningful observance of the holiday.
- America’s Founding Documents—The National Archives offers an exploration of the Constitution of the United States.
- National Constitution Center—interactive Constitution.
- National Constitution Center educational materials
- The Founders’ Constitution—the University of Chicago indicates that: “Hailed as “the Oxford English Dictionary of American constitutional history,” the print edition of The Founders’ Constitution has proved since its publication in 1986 to be an invaluable aid to all those seeking a deeper understanding of one of our nation’s most important legal documents.
- Commemorating Constitution Day—education site from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Constitution related notes:
- Decennial Census and reapportionment—topics from the United States Census Bureau.
- State Elections 2020: A Voting Year Unlike Any Other—information from the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Census resources by state—from countedinlibraries.org.
- JSTOR Understanding Series in American Literature—explore over 6400 documents about the sections of the U.S. Constitution.
- America: History and Life (EBSCO)
- American History Collection (Rotunda – University of Virginia Press)
- American History, 1493-1945 (Adam Matthew Digital)