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Constitution Day is September 17

Pocket Constitutions

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


Constitution Day Resources from the University of Delaware Library

What Is Constitution Day?


225 Years of the Constitution


2012 marks the 225th anniversary of signing of the United States Constitution by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia (September 17, 1787). Following the Constitutional Convention, the document was sent to the states for ratification.

September 17th of each year is celebrated as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.”

Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution on December 7, 1787, making it the "First State."

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Subject Guide

Rebecca Knight
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H
(302) 831-1730

Delaware, U.S. Government Information, 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.

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