MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—Since 2005, all educational institutions that receive federal funding have been required by congressional mandate to celebrate "Constitution Day" on Sept.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 website to make available some library and Internet resources that you may find interesting.
The U.S. Constitution Online site answers both common and obscure constitutional FAQ's, while the Library of Congress's 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." For those interested in the document itself, a digital version of the Constitution is available from the National Archives site. 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.
Constitution Day Websites
Constitution of the United States: Analysis and Interpretation
National Constitution Center
U.S. Constitution.net (The Constitution Online)
The Constitution of the United States (facsimile and transcript from the National Archives)
Documents from the Constitutional Congress and the Constitutional Convention 1774-1789
(Library of Congress - American Memory Project)
Recent Library Books
Dry, Murray. Civil Peace and the Quest for Truth: The First Amendment Freedoms in Political Philosophy and American Constitutionalism. Lanham [Md.]: Lexington Books, 2004.
Davis Family Library Faculty Authors KF4783 .D79 2004
Fritz, Christian G. American Sovereigns: The People and America's Constitutional Tradition Before the Civil War. Oxford [England]: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Davis Family Library KF4945 .P53 2004