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Constitution Day: Education And Resources
September 17th marks the date in 1787 on which our Founding Fathers signed the Constitution and sent it to the states for ratification.
The Constitution is the foundation of our country's proudest claim: We are among those nations that guarantee "liberty for all" under the rule of law.
While every American must know and honor the Constitution, that obligation falls with added force on those who work for the government. Our obligation is to know the ideals of the Constitution and strive for their fulfillment.
To this end, the Congress adopted and the President signed into law a "Constitution Initiative" because of concerns that many government employees do not know the principles upon which the nation was founded.
As part of Constitution Day and the "Constitutional Initiative," the Library of Congress and other government agencies are making available to all government employees educational and training materials concerning the Constitution.
On this day, we encourage Library of Congress employees to access LOC SkillPort and take the course:
The US Constitution
The Library of Congress has compiled a variety of materials from across its collections. Explore these rich resources and features to learn more about one of America's most important documents.