On September 17, 1787, the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approved and signed the U.S. Constitution. In 2004, the U.S. Congress established September 17 as Constitution Day, to commemorate and celebrate that event. One provision of the new law was that colleges and universities around the country should offer educational resources to better understand the Constitution as a founding document of the U.S. political and social order. The UCSD Libraries have assembled this collection of links to help you explore our constitutional history.
Electronic Reference Books from the UCSD Libraries:
These are rich sources of information on the text and history of the U.S. Constitution, its evolution, and interpretation over the past 218 years. We have them in print in the SSHL Reference Collection, and as E-books on the Web. (See instructions on how UCSD students and staff can view from off-campus)
And this is only the tip of our iceberg of information, some of which is more easily browsed in the stacks. If you want to find out more, send us an email via "Ask a Librarian"