Explore the path the Constitution followed to ratification in North Carolina and Rhode Island with articles from the Gazette of the United States.
Learn about the citizenship schools created to help women learn about voting after the passage of the 19th Amendment.
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.
How do you observe Constitution Day?
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.”
As Americans anxiously await next week’s total eclipse of the sun, many are making plans not only to observe it, but also to record their observations in order to calculate their longitude.
Or maybe not…But in 1811, when the solar eclipse that occurred on Constitution Day was visible in central Virginia, that is exactly what Thomas Jefferson did.
Constitution Day is September 17, and here are some resources from the Library of Congress for learning more and teaching about this important day in United States history.
Looking for a way to observe Constitution Day in your classroom or library? Choose from among several ready-to-go activities.
The K-12 education team at the Library of Congress invites educators to join us at 4 PM ET on September 10 for a free webinar to explore and celebrate resources related to the creation and adoption of the Constitution of the United States.