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Constitution Day 2016: WE, the People: Home

Constitution Day is September 17

The Constitution Comes in a Pocket Size!

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

On Display For Constitution Day at the UD Library

We had puzzles, explanations of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, and Pocket Constitutions to give away.

A new puzzle and the pages of the Constitution.

Constitution Day Resources from the University of Delaware Library

Honoring the Constitution and Celebrating Citizenship

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed every September 17th.

"Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens."

United States Code (36 U.S.C. § 106)

For Teachers, Librarians, and Anyone Planning Constitution Day Activities

Menu-based navigation to the mobile app: Congress Creates the Bill of Rights, National Archives Marks Constitution Day with Free Mobile App and eBook

DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents,
from the National Archives

Constitution Day Kit. For sale from the National Constitution Center

Also See

Additionally, each Constitution Day page has a tab with a name like: For Younger Readers, Games and Activities, or For Younger Learners.

Subject Librarian

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Rebecca Knight
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H

Subjects: U.S. Government Information,
Delaware, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.

B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.

Federal Depository

The University of Delaware Library is a Federal Depository Library.

"A popular Government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but as Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."
– James Madison, "Letter to W. T. Barry" (August 4, 1822)

Pocket Constitutions

Constitution Day 2016

This page was created for Constitution Day 2016.