Constitution Day

Today, September 17, is the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States in 1787.

For more information check out the Maryland Judiciary’s Constitution Day page.

Read more at the Law Library of Congress about Constitution and Citizenship Day

The National Archives has information in the form of eBooks, online courses and apps:

Exploring the United States Constitution – This eBook connects primary sources to the principles of the Constitution. It can accompany the U.S. Constitution iTunes U course.

Congress Creates the Bill of Rights – The eBook, app, and online resource situate the user in the proposals, debates, and revisions that shaped the Bill of Rights.

Putting the Bill of Rights to the Test – This primary source-based eWorkbook helps students explore protections in the Bill of Rights and how they’ve been tested throughout history. 

The Annotated Code of Maryland includes a Constitution volume that contains both the United States and Maryland constitutions.

Books on constitutional law in the law library include:

The American Constitution: its origins and development / Kelly, Alfred Hinsey (JK31.K4 1983)

Modern constitutional law / by William J. Rich. (KF4550 .A75 2011)

The Reconstruction amendments’ debates the legislative history and contemporary debates in Congress on the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments (KF4756.A29A9)

Treatise on constitutional law : substance and procedure / by Ronald D. Rotunda, Doy and Dee Henley distinguished chair in jurisprudence ; John E. Nowak, Raymond and Mary Simon chair in Constitutional (KF4550 .R63 2012)

American constitutional law / Tribe, Laurence H. (KF4550.T785 2000)

The Maryland state constitution / Dan Friedman ; foreword by Robert L. Karwacki. (KFM1601 1867.A6 F747 2011)

Maryland constitutional law (KFM1600.N5)

The American Constitution: its origins and development / Kelly, Alfred Hinsey (JK31.K4 1983)

By Joan Bellistri

Law Library Director for the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library

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