Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Constitution Week - Sept 17 - 23

On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by thirty-nine men. 221 years after the original signing, Constitution Day 2008 celebrates the enduring nature of the Constitution and the system of government it created. President Bush has proclaimed September 17, 2008 as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. September 17-23, 2008 has been established as Constitution Week.

Access a transcription of the Introduction and the U.S. Constitution from the First Volume of the Annals of Congress at

Visit the American Bar Association's Constitution Day website at

Materials on the Constitutional History and Law are currently on display outside the Reference Offices.