Middlebury

Middlebury celebrates Constitution Day

September 15, 2011

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
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/home.action

National Constitution Center
http://www.constitutioncenter.org/

U.S. Constitution.net (The Constitution Online)
http://www.usconstitution.net/

Digital Collections

The Constitution of the United States (facsimile and transcript from the National Archives)
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html

Documents from the Constitutional Congress and the Constitutional Convention 1774-1789
(Library of Congress - American Memory Project)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/bdsds/bdsdhome.html

Recent Library Books

Bederman, David J. The Classical Foundations of the American Constitution: Prevailing Wisdom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Davis Family Library KF4550 .F35 2004

Drakeman, Donald L. Church, State, and Original Intent. Cambridge [U.K.]: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Davis Family Library KF4865 .D728 2010

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

Holton, Woody. Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution. New York: Hill and Wang, 2008.
Davis Family Library KF4550 .F728 2004

Rakove, Jack N. The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
Davis Family Library KF4527 .A56 2009

Slauter, Eric Thomas. The State As a Work of Art: The Cultural Origins of the Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Davis Family Library KF4550 .S54 2009

Strauss, David A. The Living Constitution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Davis Family Library KF4550 .S78 2010

Thomas, George. The Madisonian Constitution. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Davis Family Library KF4520 .T48 2008