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Sept. 17 is Citizenship and Constitution Day

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, as defined by the Law Library of Congress, is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens." For legislation, Presidential Proclamations, and Executive Orders pertaining to this commemoration, visit the Law Library of Congress' Constitution Day and Citizenship Day page.

Online Resources about the Constitution 

The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription from the National Archives

The Constitution Annotated from the Library of Congress. This site premiered on September 16, 2019 and has additional features and upgrades planned. 

U.S. Constitution presented with explanatory text from the Legal Information Institute of Cornell Law School

Constitution of the United States: Primary Documents in American History from the Library of Congress

The US Constitution video and transcript from the Khan Academy

Online Resources about U.S. Citizenship

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  homepage

Citizenship Resource Center provides study materials and resources

The Naturalization Test

PREPARING FOR THE OATH - Preparing for the Oath is an easy-to-use study guide for the civics portion of the 2008 U.S. Naturalization Test. Here, you can learn about U.S. history and government and practice for the test.

Books about the Constitution at the SJR State Library

America's Constitution: a biography
A Brilliant Solution: inventing the American Constitution
Decision in Philadelphia : the Constitutional Convention of 1787
Liberty's Blueprint: how Madison and Hamilton wrote the Federalist papers, defined the constitution, and made democracy safe for the world
Original Meanings : politics and ideas in the making of the Constitution
Interpreting the Founding: guide to the enduring debates over the origins and foundations of the American republic
The Second Founding : how the Civil War and Reconstruction remade the Constitution
Inventing Equality: Reconstructing the Constitution in the Aftermath of the Civil War
The Lives of the Constitution: ten exceptional minds that shaped America's supreme law
Women and the U. S. Constitution: history, interpretation, and practice
Sex and the Constitution: sex, religion, and law from America's origins to the twenty-first century
Constitution Today: timeless lessons for the issues of our era

Books about Citizenship at the SJR State Library

The Road to Citizenship: what naturalization means for immigrants and the United States
Amendment XIV: citizenship for all
The Law That Changed the Face of America: the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
American Immigration and Citizenship: a documentary history
Guarding the Golden Door : American immigration policy and immigrants since 1882
Coming to America: a history of immigration and ethnicity in American life
You are not American : citizenship stripping from Dred Scott to the dreamers
The Common Good
Conditional Citizens : on belonging in America
One mighty and irresistible tide : the epic struggle over American immigration, 1924-1965
Ellis Island Interviews: in their own words

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