This post is by Lee Ann Potter, the director of the Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives office at the Library of Congress. In the September 2022 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources and Strategies” article shared a spring 1787 exchange between George Washington and Henry Knox […]
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In the September 2019 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources and Strategies” article featured two pages from James Madison’s Original Notes on Debates at the Federal Constitutional Convention which described the events of Monday, June 18, 1787.
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Just in time for Constitution Day, the Library’s newest primary source set centers on Alexander Hamilton, a key contributor to the shaping and debate surrounding the U.S. Constitution.
Did you know that in addition to celebrating the creation of the Constitution on September 17th, the United States also celebrates Citizenship Day? Citizenship Day recognizes all who, “by coming of age or by naturalization have become citizens.”