Constitution Day 2012
The Constitution, mural by Barry Faulkner, 1936, Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, National Archives, Washington, DC
Be sure to visit the Government Documents display on Constitution Day 2012, located in the Odum Library 2nd floor Reference area, to see copies of the Constitution, Congressional hearings, and other documents related to the U.S. Constitution and citizens' constitutional rights.
Resources on the United States Constitution and Federal Government
- Charters of Freedom, from the National Archives, presents an interactive exhibit about the foundational documents of the United States.
- You can download your own digital copies of the Charters of Freedom documents! See more Constitution Day Resources from the National Archives.
- The Constitution Day Resources from the Library of Congress site, from Thomas.gov, offers links to the Articles of Confederation, Constitution, Federalist Papers, and Bill of Rights.
- View these Teaching with Documents: Ratifying the Constitution teaching resources from the National Archives.
- The National Constitution Center provides an interactive, searchable online Constitution.
- See how the Constitution reads in Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, and other languages, also from the National Constitution Center.
- The American Memory project of the Library of Congress offers digital photographs, art, and documents as primary sources for U.S. political history, including these documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789.
- Read the essay A More Perfect Union: The Creation of the United States Constitution, by Rogers A. Bruns, for more about the construction of the Constitution.
- Learn more from Questions & Answers Pertaining to the Constitution, by Sol Bloom.
- Find interpretations of and research resources about the Constitution from the Law Library of Congress.
Of Special Interest to Georgia:
Meet the Founding Fathers from Georgia
Signers of the Constitution:
Other Constitutional Convention delegates from Georgia:
Opening page of the U.S. Constitution, Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Continental Congress & Constitutional Convention Broadsides Collection
"This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law." (Title 44 United States Code)