Friday, September 14, 2012

The Start of a More Perfect Union

It has been the source of countless legal disputes and untold heated debates over the years--but no one can argue the significance of the document that has grounded this nation for over two centuries.

On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the
Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created--the final draft of the U.S. Constitution (left, courtesy of the National Archives.) The document was then sent to the states for ratification; it went into effect on June 21, 1788 when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. Constitution Day--this year on Monday, September 17th--commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by those thirty-nine brave men who recognized all--whether by birth or naturalization--American citizens.

CO
NSTITUTION DAY AT TWU

The History and Government Department is presenting a Supreme Court Simulation on Monday, September 17, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the MCL Auditorium on the Denton campus.

The Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus will have a table on the first floor featuring a bibliography and display of a variety of materials from across its collections.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

Constitution Day Resources for Teachers



E-books, print books, websites and videos from the collections of TWU Libraries


Law Library of Congress


Library of Congress



~Sandy Cochran, Stephany Compton and Jimmie Lyn Harris

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Neat links!

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