College celebrates 'Constitution Day' on September 17

September 15, 2005

Online and print collections offer help
in understanding the U.S. Constitution

Beginning in 2005, all educational institutions that receive federal funding are required by congressional mandate to celebrate "Constitution Day" on September 17 by offering educational programming related to the Constitution.  Middlebury College encourages all members of its community to be familiar with the U.S. Constitution, and has provided this web site to make available some library and internet resources that you may find interesting to peruse.

The U.S. Constitution Online site answers both common and obscure constitutional FAQ's, while the Library of Congress' American Memory project includes a number of relevant documents and a presentation, "To Form a More Perfect Union: The Work of the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention."  Finally, among the library books listed, you will find Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science Murray Dry's 2004 book, Civil Peace and the Quest for Truth: The First Amendment Freedoms in Political Philosophy and American Constitutionalism.

Web sites

The Constitution of the United States (GPO Access)

National Constitution Center

U.S. Constitution.net (The Constitution Online)

Digital Collections

The Constitution of the United State (National Archives)

Documents from the Constitutional Congress and the Constitutional Convention 1774-1789
(Library of Congress - American Memory Project)

Recent Library Books

Civil Peace and the Quest for Truth: The First Amendment Freedoms in Political Philosophy and American Constitutionalism
Murray Dry. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2004
Main Library Faculty Author Collection KF4783 .D79 2004

The Constitution in Wartime: Beyond Alarmism and Complacency
Mark Tushnet, editor. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.
Main Library Stacks KF5060 .C58 2005

The Dynamic Constitution: An Introduction to American Constitutional Law
Richard H. Fallon, Jr. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Main Library Stacks KF4550 .F35 2004.

Saying What the Law Is: The Constitution in the Supreme Court
Charles Fried. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004.
Main Library Stacks KF4550 .F728 2004

Constitutional Deliberation in Congress: The Impact of Judicial Review in a Separated System
J. Mitchell Pickerill. Durham: Duke University Press 2004.
Main Library Stacks KF4945 .P53 2004

Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty
Randy E. Barnett. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004.
Main Library Stacks KF4541 .B313 2004

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