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Government Resources: Constitution Day

Federal and state sources for information

Book on the Constitution

Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence

Image of Publication Cover Learn more about the foundations of our country's freedom with the full text of both historic documents by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2008 


Constitution Day and Citizen Day, September 17

Constitution Day is a website dedicated to celebrating the ratification of the United States Constitution. allows you to view the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and more.  You will find interesting insights about the documents and the men who wrote them.

Constitution Day resources from the Library of Congress.

Available from iTunes and NARA

Available from iTunes and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration:

In celebration of Constitution Day, the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration has created an iTunes U course page on the United States Constitution.
September 17 is designated as Constitution Day to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. The National Archives celebrates the Constitution's 225 years!
In this course, they have compiled a multi-touch book for iPad – Exploring the United States Constitution, blog posts, online articles, videos, documents, and activities in the DocsTeach App for iPad.

You will learn about the Constitutional Convention; drafting and ratifying the Constitution; the Bill of Rights; our three branches of government and the roles of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches; as well as: the Census, Senators' pay, patents, the school lunch program, voting rights, child labor, the Electoral College system, declaration of war, Japanese-American internment, the Watergate investigation, school integration, violence toward civil rights activists, religion and the presidency, court packing, military tribunals, the right to a fair trial, unreasonable searches and seizures, "separate but equal" laws, free speech during wartime, and religion in schools.

Constitution Day

Constitution Day This website,, is a project of the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout this site it offer links to the websites of their partners, a group of nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations with which they have formed the Civics Renewal Network for educational purposes.

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