Constitution Day, September 17, 2013
Delegates at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 prepare to sign the U.S. Constitution.
credit: "Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States" by artist Howard Chandler Christy
Constitution Day 2013 celebrates the 226 birthday of the United States Constitution on September 17. On that date in 1787, in Philadelphia, 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day was established by the U.S. Congress in 2004 and commemorates the signing of the Constitution and recognizes “all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”
New Books on the Constitution
Constitution Resources and Documents
Featured CQ Research Issue
Selected Books and Documents
Using Library Resources
Use the Harvest Catalog to find books about the Constitution. Suggested sample subject headings:
United States Constitution
Constitutional Amendments United States
United States Constitution 2nd Amendment
Selected Article Databases: