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Documents of Democracy

Read the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights. The resources linked below provide context for understanding how these documents were created and what they mean for us today.

Constitution Day

In 2005, Congress designated September 17 as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism