On September 17th the United States commemorates the Constitution and its role in shaping our government and our society. Join the UCLA Library and the University of California campuses in celebrating this document and what it represents by learning about its history and its influence upon the United States.
The University of California’s Office of the President has created a Constitution Day web page. This page provides links to primary documents and intepretations of primary documents. UCLA’s federal government documents librarian, Maria Jankowska, has created a subject guide for Constitution Day. This guide includes links to a digitized version of the Constitution and other primary documents in American history, resources for performing research on the Constitution, and information about citizenship and civics in the United States.
Today’s celebration also serves as a reminder that the campaign for the next American president is underway, and elections will occur on November 4th, 2008. Exercise the rights provided to you by the Constitution and its amendments and ensure that you are registered to vote in the state of California. If you intend to vote in this fall’s Presidential election, you must be registered by October 20th, 2008.