We the People…

ConstitutionHappy Constitution Day! (Well, technically, it was yesterday, but I think we need to celebrate it everyday.) On September 17, 1787 was completed in Philadelphia by the Constitutional Convention, after having worked through a long summer to draft the laws for the new government. An amazingly flexible document, it has served as the foundation of the U.S. for more than 200 years – it is the oldest written constitution in the world.

IN THE LIBRARY:

America’s Constitution: A Biography by Akhil Reed Amar

A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution by Carol Berkin

The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison edited by Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship

Our Constitution by Donald A. Ritchie

The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution by David O. Stewart

The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation by John Hennessey and Aaron McConnell

Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution by Woody Holton

The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution by Linda R. Monk

ON THE WEB:

The United States Constitution

The National Archives

Wikipedia’s Constitution Entry

The Library of Congress

The National Constitution Center

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