The delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution on September 17, 1787, establishing the United States under a federal system of government. The U.S. Constitution was the first written constitution in the world and is the oldest one still in existence.
Congress has established September 17 as Constitution Day to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. You can find out more by visiting the National Constitution Center or by visiting ConstitutionDay.com.
In honor of Constitution Day, the SUNY Empire State College Library has collected some web resources and articles about the Constitution’s history. You can also visit the National Archives Celebrating Constitution Day page, the Law & the Library Youtube Playlist from the Library of Congress or enjoy some videos about the Constitution from History.com.
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