Constitution Day, September 17

September 17th commemorates the day in 1787 when delegates to the Philadelphia Convention completed and signed the U.S. Constitution. All members of our ANE community are invited to reflect on what this historical document says and on its significance and impact on our lives. Please check out the following websites for information about the Constitution.

U.S. Department of Education
Meet the delegates who gathered in Philadelphia in1787 to rewrite the Articles of Confederation. Learn what issues they faced. Discover the sources that inspired them. Read the essays printed in New York City papers urging ratification of the delegates’ proposal. Explore a 200-year timeline showing the impact of the Constitution on our history. Search the Constitution, and see explanations of 300 topics.

National Archives and Records Administration
View high resolution scans of the original, signed Constitution. Obtain a transcript. Read an essay about the Constitutional Convention. Learn dozens of fascinating facts about the Constitution. Learn about each of the signers of the Constitution.