Constitution Day

September 17th is Constitution Day, commemorating the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17th, 1787. The Constitution joined the separate states together into one united country, established the foundations of federal law, and set down the core principles of our country and our government.

Check out some of these sources to learn more about this incredible document and how it has grown, adapted, and changed with the times:

Videos are available about the Constitutional Convention, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Branches of Government. Biographies are also available for Framers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and John Adams.

Sortify: U.S. ConstitutionSort concepts of the U.S. government, including personal rights, the three branches, state powers, and the Supreme Court, into categories.” (no login required)

Time Zone X: The push of a button ruptures time and space, trapping Tim and Moby in Time Zone X! The only way out is to reconstruct the past by placing historical events in the correct order. Can you help?”  Constitutional Convention, U.S. Constitution, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington (no login required)

View scans and transcriptions of original copies of the Constitution and Bill of Rights and read articles about the Constitution from the America's Founding Documents collection on the website of the National Archives. You can also read about Amendments 11-27.

Take the “Which Founder Are You?” quiz from the National Constitution Center.

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