Happy 233rd Birthday to the United States Constitution

On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed. Though it took until 1789 to be fully ratified, we celebrate Constitution Day on September 17. It is hard to believe that this document is turning 233 this year! The Constitution is a living document that gives us all our rights and liberties. All people of the United States should be familiar with this historic document and its implications on life today. 

In 1955 the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) proposed Constitution Week, which runs from September 17-23, as a way of acknowledging this great document and its impact on the American foundation. 

Want to know more about the United States Constitution? Check out these helpful websites!  

National Archives-The Constitution

School House Rock Video

DAR Constitution Week


Fiction Titles at STPL
The Patriot Threat by Steve Barry

The Forgotten Soldier by Brad Taylor

Non-Fiction Titles at STPL
Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution 

A User’s Guide to Democracy: How America Works


Submitted by Melissa, Adult & Teen Services Assistant