Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Constitution Week

September 17th marks the beginning of Constitution Week, which is hosted by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

On September 17th, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.  From Credo Reference:

"...the Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787, and ratified by the required number of states (nine) by June 21, 1788. It superseded the original charter of the United States in force since 1781 and established the system of federal government that began to function in 1789. The Constitution is concise, and its very brevity and its general statement of principles have, by accident more than by design, made possible the extension of meaning that has fostered growth. There are seven articles and a preamble; 27 amendments have been adopted."

You can find the entire text of the Constitution via Credo Reference here:  Text of the Constitution of the United States.

Credo Reference is an excellent resource and a great alternative to non-scholarly general knowledge websites that is available to all Samford students.  Use Credo to find scholarly articles, images, and other verified media for use in projects and presentations.

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