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Constitution Day: Constitution Day

To commemorate the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America in 1787, Constitution Day is observed September 17. In accordance with section 111 of Division J of Public Law 108-447 (2004) we celebrate!

Constitution Day

The Health Sciences Library salutes Constitution Day by offering pocket size copies of The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America

Please stop in on September 15-18 for your copy!

The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. Empowered with the sovereign authority of the people by the framers and the consent of the legislatures of the states, it is the source of all government powers, and also provides important limitations on the government that protect the fundamental rights of United States citizens”.

Learn more about the Constitution

U.S Constitution view at the National Archives: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day: http://www.loc.gov/law/help/commemorative-observations/constitution-day.php 

History of Constitution Day: http://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-constitution-day/history-of-constitution-day/

National Constitution Center: http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2016/09/top-10-myths-about-the-constitution-on-constitution-day/

Official Constitution Day website: http://www.constitutionday.com/

Health Care and the Constitution

New York State Constitution Day Events

 

New York State Archive and Library press release

The New York State Archives and Library will celebrate Constitution Day on Saturday, September 16 with a public display of New York State's handwritten 1788 copy of the United States Constitution, from the convention in Poughkeepsie where it was ratified.

 
NYS Constitutional Convention

"At the general election to be held in the year nineteen hundred fifty-seven, and every twentieth year thereafter, and also at such times as the legislature may by law provide, the question “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?”shall be submitted to and decided by the electors of the state..."

New York Constitution, Article XIX, §2

New York State Constitutional Convention 2017