Constitution Day 2014: Words of Liberty: Home

Constitution Day is September 17

The Constitution Comes in a Pocket Size!

Free: Pocket Constitutions. Come to the Reference Desk in the Morris Library and get one of your own!

 

The Constitution is a very important document, but it can literally fit in your pocket.

 

Pocket Constitutions


See this work listed in the Bibliography (Resources tab):

Senator Robert Byrd, Congressional Record

Constitution Day Resources from the University of Delaware Library

When is Constitution Day?

 

"Constitution Day and Citizenship Day" is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787 and to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”

How Did Constitution Day Begin?

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– James Madison, "Letter to W. T. Barry" (August 4, 1822)

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