Celebrate Constitution Day

September 17 marks Constitution Day, commemorating the 1787 date on which thirty-nine of the Philadelphia Convention’s delegates signed the new Constitution.

The Office of Academic Affairs will be handing out free, pocket-size constitutions (while supplies last) at the entrance to 185 West Broadway this Friday, September 16.  (If supplies stop lasting, don’t despair; you can always get a copy at the Mendik Library Reference Desk.)

ConstitutionFacts.com has put together a variety of fun ways to test/expand your Constitutional knowledge.

Which Founding Father are you?

“Expert” level quiz.  Harder than you think!  This librarian only scored 43 out of 50.

Crossword puzzles.

Real or fake?

Famous quotes.

Further reading:

R.B. Bernstein, The Constitution as an Exploding Cigar and Other “Historians’ Heresies” About a Constitutional Orthodoxy, 55 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 1073 (2010/2011).

Jethro K. Lieberman, A Practical Companion to the Constitution: How the Supreme Court has Ruled on Issues from Abortion to Zoning (1999).