Vassar College

Constitution Day, September 17, 2007

According to federal law, colleges and universities are required to provide opportunities to learn about the Constitution on September 17, 2007, Constitution Day, in order to be eligible for Title IV federal funding. In accordance with the law and Vassar tradition, we invite you to "go to the source," read the 220-year-old document, and explore related information.

See an actual draft of the Constitution in Archives and Special Collections at the Vassar Library (with advance arrangements).
http://specialcollections.vassar.edu/americana2/wethepeople.html

Download a facsimile of the Constitution or read a transcript on the National Archives website.
www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/constitution.html

Want to know how the Constitution relates to any one of about 300 issues, from abortion to school prayer? Explore the Interactive Constitution at the National Constitution Center website.
www.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/details_explanation.php?link=003&const=00_pre_00

Thirty-nine men, most of whom you've probably never heard of, have had an enormous impact on your life. Who were they? Read the bios of the signers of the Constitution on the National Archives website.
www.archives.gov/education/lessons/constitution-day/signers.html

Test your Constitution knowledge...
www.constitutionday.com/education.html

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact Campus Activities, (845) 437–5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Related Event 

Constitution Day Discussion
Thu., Sep. 20, 2007
5:30pm
College Center, 237

A discussion on the U.S. Constitution. Open to Everyone. Refreshments.

124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
845.437.7000