Constitution Day was established by Congress in 2004 in an attempt to increase students’ knowledge about the constitution. Constitution Day is observed on September 17 because the delegates of the Constitutional Convention met for the last time on September 17, 1787 to sign the United States Constitution and present it to the American Public. Click here to visit the official Constitution Day website.
Visit Lupton Library’s Special Collections
The Special Collections at UTC’s Lupton Library contain an 1802 edition of “The Constitutions of the United States,” pictured below.
Credit: UTC Lupton Library, Special Collections.
View images and the text of the Constitution and related documents from the National Archives:
The Constitution Today
Today the constitution is housed at the National Archives and Records Administration on Constitution Ave NW [between 7th and 9th St.] in Washington, DC. You can visit the National Archives website for more information, hours, and directions here.
Constitution Trivia and Information
Here are More resources about the Constitution:
- Questions & Answers Pertaining to the Constitution
- A More Perfect Union: The Creation of the U.S. Constitution
- The Signers of the Constitution
- The Constitution Game
- Interactive Constitution
Games, Videos and Songs about the Constitution