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Constitution Day: Documents and History

Primary Sources

Setting the Scene

Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States by Howard Chandler Christy 

One enduring image from the signing of the Constitution is a painting by Howard Chandler Christy. This site offers an interactive look at the painting and information about its subjects. 

FDLP Designation

“This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)”

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Hear the Constitution

Preamble to the Constitution

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


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