Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787 and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”
Both the Law Library and the Library of Congress have many resources for researching the Constitution.
- The Law Library has a brand new page on the Fourteenth Amendment and Citizenship created for 2010’s Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
- The Law Library has a commemorative page on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, which includes information on the creation of the day, legislative branch documents, and executive branch documents.
- THOMAS has a page on Constitution Day resources, which includes Resources for Teachers, American Memory Collections, and Stories for Kids.
- Within the Resources for Teachers are a Creating the United States exhibit and a Primary Source Set.
- The Law Library also includes the Constitution in its Guide to Law Online, as well as providing a resource guide to the Constitution.
The Library of Congress has a Creating the United States exhibit that also is within myLOC.gov or accessible through the iPhone app.