Celebrate Constitution Day with Government Resources!
Be sure to visit Wilson Library's Government Publications and the basement level service desk on September 16-17, 2022 to pickup a free pocket Constitution while supplies last. While you're here, check out the resources that are part of the Federal Depository Library Program.
What is Constitution Day?
September 17 is designated as Constitution Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. In 2004, Senator Robert Byrd's amendment passed and the federal holiday came to be as we know it today.
"Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution." (Pub. L. 108–447, div. J, title I, sec. 111(b), Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3344).
Learn more about the U.S. Constitution through our access to government documents, teaching materials, online resources, and games. Click on the links to the left for more information.
Preamble to the Constitution
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2022 12:34 PM