UW Colleges Recognizes National Constitution Day

Celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 18
9/7/17
By UW Colleges

September 17th is designated as Constitution Day (observed on September 18th this year with the 17th falling on a Sunday) to celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution by the delegates of the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787.  In recognition, Congress has mandated that every educational institution receiving federal funding continue to educate the community about this seminal document.

Students are encouraged to learn more about the U.S. Constitution by viewing an official transcription of the US Constitution and by exploring the additional information available through the National Constitution Center.

Other Resources:

Constitution FAQs

U.S. Constitution: Analysis and Interpretation  App (Library of Congress)  

The U.S. Constitution: Analysis and Interpretation app is a mobile version of the "Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation", a comprehensive analytical legal treatise prepared by attorneys of the Congressional Research Service at the direction of the United States Senate and issued as Senate Document No. 112-9. The app is presented by the Library of Congress using data provided by the Government Printing Office.

The app: 

  • Delivers the full text of “Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation” 
  • Contains a clause-by-clause discussion of the entire Constitution
  • Discusses all Supreme Court cases and selected historical documents relevant to interpreting the Constitution
  • Lists all federal, state, and local laws struck down by the Supreme Court and all cases where the Court overturned its prior precedent
  • Contains a table of contents, table of cases, and an index 

You may perform keyword searches within individual documents or sections within documents; share documents via email, or save them to your preferred PDF reader.
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