September 17 – U.S. Constitution Day

September 16, 2010

Constitution Day commemorates the date in 1787 on which delegates to the Philadelphia Convention completed and signed the U.S. Constitution. In effect, September 17th is the birthday of our current form of government. Constitution Day also recognizes all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization have become citizens.

For more information on the Constitution or our government, visit the Government Documents Office and Collection on the Lower Level or visit with a librarian.

Also, please feel free to take a look at the Constitution Day display on the Lower Level and pick up a free Pocket U.S. Constitution.

Pocket U.S. Constitution

A constitution embodies the fundamental principles of a government. Our constitution, adopted by the sovereign power, is amendable by that power only. To the constitution all laws, executive actions, and, judicial decisions must conform, as it is the creator of the powers exercised by the departments of government.”  –

-Laura Plowman, Public Services Library Associate