Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the United States Constitution. Each year, Motlow State hosts activities led by a multidisciplinary group of college leaders. For the health and safety of students and employees, this year’s Constitution Day observance is hosted virtually by providing our students a curated list of virtual experiences. The following are links to useful resources about the U.S. Constitution:
Bill of Rights Infopacket – Eight pages of historical context and easy-to-understand explanations of the first 10 Amendments, includes a printable infographic
Constitución de los Estados Unidos de América – Spanish translation that is part of the Political Database of the Americas site at Georgetown University
Educational Activities – Work with federal judges in the distance-learning space to bring the founding fundamentals of rule of law, separation of powers, and judicial independence into real life
Games – Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads, Bill of Rights, Seize the Vote, and Which Founder are You?
Library Constitution Day – The Library has partnered with the Dean of Students Office and the History Department to help celebrate Constitution Day—not only with physical and virtual displays— but with SWAG! (Courtesy of the DoS Office) So, come to the libraries to see the displays and pick up some Constitution themed swag!
Library of Congress – contains more than 200 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution
Montpelier, Center for the Constitution – Engage in civic dialogue, improve understanding of the found principles of the United States, and deepen potential involvement in democracy
National Constitution Center – Explore online resources, live classes, and virtual town halls
Tennessee State Constitution – Learn about the history of the Tennessee Constitution and view digital images of the Constitutions of 1796, 1834, and 1870
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration – Scanned copy of the U.S. Constitution