History

This page has information and links to information related to history. See Biographical Research for history of individual people. For specific time periods, places/areas, and/or topics see left-hand side for topics.

Celebrate Constitution Day!

September 17, 2019
232st anniversary

In 2004, Congress passed a provision declaring September 17 as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, commemorating the day the Constitution was adopted in 1787. All schools that receive federal funds have been charged to provide educational programming pertaining to the Constitution on or near September 17.

Celebrate Constitution Day by learning more about this founding document of the United States of America. Below are several resources for you to explore.

Read the Notice of Implementation of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the Federal Register.

 

Teaching and Related Resources

Books Available in Morgan Library

Below is a small sampling of books about the Constitution available in Morgan Library and Storage (request). Search for thse in Books and More to find their call numbers, locations, and circulation status:

  • The American Constitution in Context
  • The American Polity: Essays on the Theory and Practice of Constitutional Government
  • Beyond Confederation: Origins of the Constitution and American National Identity
  • Beyond the Constitution
  • Bicentennial of the United States Constitution: A Resource Guide
  • Constitution of the United States: Published for the Bicentennial of Its Adoption in 1787
  • Creating the Constitution: The Convention of 1787 and the First Congress
  • Decision in Philadelphia: The Constitutional Convention of 1787
  • Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States of America, Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
  • The Enduring Constitution: An Exploration of the First Two Hundred Years
  • Essays on the Making of the Constitution
  • Negotiating the Constitution: The Earliest Debates Over Original Intent
  • The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution
  • The People's Guide to the United States Constitution
  • Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution
  • Unite or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation
  • The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation

Identify additional titles by subject in the library catalog (Books and More) using the following terms:

  • Constitutional History United States
  • United States Constitution
  • United States Constitution Amendments
  • United States Constitutional Convention (1787)
  • United States Politics and government 1783-1789

Note that some titles identified by these subject headings are available online. For example, The Constitution of the United States of America As Amended [with] Unratified Amendments [and an] Analytical Index (June 20, 2003). There is a text and PDF version of this government document.

See also the related United States of America (History) Web page.

U.S. citizens may register to vote from anywhere online at the United States Election Assistance Commission. Click on the image of your state or territory (or on its name listed alphabetically below the map) to start the process.

 

A limited number of these pamphlets will be available the week before and after of Constitution Day 2019 on one of the display units opposite the Help Desk in Morgan Library.

Colorado's Constitution

Constitutions are more than national. See the Authenticated Colorado State Constitution online on the Colorado State Archives. Learn more about Colorado on the Colorado History page.

How to Do Library Research

Author Information

Content: Naomi Lederer

URL: https://libguides.colostate.edu/History | Print Page