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American History: U.S. Constitution

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Download copies or read the transcripts available at the National Archives site.

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Films

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If you are off campus, you may need the GALILEO password to access the Films on Demand database. The password is emailed to students, faculty and staff each semester. You also may request it in person at a CPTC library, or send an email to library@coastalpines.edu using your CPTC account.

 

Constitution Day is September 17, 2017.

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Credit:Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States by Howard Chandler Christy

The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, by 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Constitution Day (also known as Citizenship Day) was established by the U.S. Congress in 2004 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution and recognize “all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”

Constitution Resources and Documents

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Books / eBooks

Thank you to the University Library at University of California Davis for allowing us to borrow content from its LibGuide, Constitution