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Information about the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. System of Government, Legal Research, and Constitution Day.
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    Background information

    • FactsonFile American History Online
      Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.
    • Constitution Day Resources - THOMAS
      The Library of Congress has compiled a variety of materials from across its collections. Explore these rich resources and features to learn more about one of America’s most important documents.
    • U.S. Constitution Workshop - NARA
      The education team of the National Archives and Records Administration is pleased to present, for the first time, a self-service online version of our popular U. S. Constitution Workshop!
    • The National Constitution Center
      The National Constitution Center is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution.


    About Constitution Day


    On September 17, 1787, the final draft of the United States Constitution was signed by 39 delegates. The document was then sent to the states for ratification, and went into effect on June 21, 1788 when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the Constitution.

    Constitution Day and Citizenship Day are observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”

    About This Research Guide


    This guide is designed to help you find information about the U.S. Constitution, Constitution Day, our branches of government, legal research, and the State of Illinois.  In addition to the topic headings, look for additional information under the above tabs marked with an arrow - Constitution Day and Constitution.


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    This guide was originally created by Robin K. Dillow.

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