Today is Constitution Day!
Constitution Day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution by delegates to the Constitutional Convention.
To celebrate, the Library has created a book display of relevant resources, printed out some fun Constitution-themed crossword puzzles and word searches, and has pocket Constitutions for the taking!
And you can always access a pocket Constitution online via these sources:
If you’d like to learn more about the Constitution Day book display, see the materials listed below. These materials can be checked out by members of our community so if you see something you are interested in, contact email@example.com.
Display and bibliography developed by Kelsey Schmidt and Steve Liska.
Constitution Day Resources
Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America. Jack Rakove. E208 .R34 2010
Framers of the Constitution. Dorothy Horton McGee. E302.5 .M34 1987
The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation. Jonathan Hennessey; art by Aaron McConnell. E303 .H46 2008
Congress’s Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers. Josh Chafetz. KF4565 .C43 2017
The Constitution of the United States of America: A Contextual Analysis. Mark Tushnet. KF4550 .T868 2015
A New Introduction to American Constitutionalism. Mark A. Graber. KF4550 .G725 2015
Constitutional Literacy: A Twenty-First Century Imperative. Christopher Dreisbach. KF4550 .D74 2016
The Constitution in 2020. Jack M. Balkin & Reva B. Siegel, editors. KF4550 .C5918 2009
The Democratic Constitution. Neal Devins & Louis Fisher. KF4550 .D48 2015
The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era. Akhil Reed Amar. KF4550 .A727 2016
In related news:
Mitchell Hamline will be hosting a panel discussion series this semester titled Constitution in Crisis? The panel dates and discussions will be:
- “Constitution in Crisis?” Series – Part 1: Let’s Discuss Critical Race Theory
- Tuesday, September 21 from 4:30-6:00pm CST
- Participants: Professors Gordon, Abdelkader, and Wilson
- “Constitution in Crisis?” Series – Part 2: What Is a Right, Anyway?
- Tuesday, October 19 from 4:30-5:45pm CST
- Participants: Professors Winer, Hermer, and Jordan. Moderated by Dean Niedwiecki
- “Constitution in Crisis?” Series – Part 3: Reproductive and Gender Rights in Crisis?
- Tuesday, November 16 from 5:30-7:00pm CST
- Participants: Professors Grose and Dalal, joined by Professor Margaret Johnson, University of Baltimore Law School; Joanna Grossman from SMU; and Jess Braverman from Gender Justice. Moderated by Dean Niedwiecki