September 17, 1787, is the day the Constitution was signed by the nation’s founders, and that’s September 17th is celebrated as Constitution Day. It’s a good day to reread the Constitution, consider our history, and think about the nation’s core principles. Here are some resources to visit:
Charters of Freedom
The National Archives has produced a beautiful online exhibit pertaining to the Constitution with full text, analysis, and historical background.
Documents from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention
This American Memory collection from the Library of Congress includes Constitutional Convention broadsides and “277 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution.”
American Periodical Series
This database, licensed by the library, provides access to the full text of many periodicals between 1740 and 1900. It includes articles produced at the time of the Constitution’s inception debating the merits of an American constitution.
Which Founder Are You?
Take the quiz from the National Constitution Center to find out which founder you most resemble.