Celebrate Constitution Day on September 17

The U.S. ConstitutionOn September 17, Syracuse University will celebrate Constitution Day, which commemorates the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and is dedicated to educating Americans about the rights enshrined in their founding documents.

Written in 1787, ratified in 1788, and in operation since 1789, the United States Constitution is the world’s longest surviving written charter of government. Its first three words –– “We the People” –– affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens.

In honor of this important day in our nation’s history, free pocket U.S. Constitutions will be available at Bird Library, and a large-scale display of the document will also be on display.

To access a full-text version, as well as scanned copies, of the U.S. Constitution and other historical, governmental documents, visit the National Archives website.

Learn more about Constitution Day at http://constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day.

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