Constitution Day - September 17, 2020
Life. Liberty. Freedom. Prosperity.
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.
United States Constitution
Adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, PA.
The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and the Federal Government of the United States. It provides the framework for the organization of the United States Government. The document defines the three main branches of the government: The legislative branch with a bicameral Congress, an executive branch led by the President, and a judicial branch headed by the Supreme Court. Besides providing for the organization of these branches, the Constitution outlines obligations of each office, as well as provides what powers each branch may exercise. It also reserves numerous rights for the individual states, thereby establishing the United States' federal system of government.
The Bill of Rights is first ten amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791 and guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship.
Listed below is a sample of some of the books, eBooks and DVDs available at the Library about the United States Constitution.
Your RIGHT TO VOTE is guaranteed in the United States Constitution and through various amendments, specifically the Fifteenth, Nineteenth and Twenty-Sixth Amendments.
For more information on how to register, how to vote, the various candidates, and more...check out VOTE 2020.