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Constitution Day is September 17th
Check out the library's display of books and movies for Constitution Day. Among the books on display is The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Pulitzer prize winning author Joseph J. Ellis. In his review of the book in the New York Times, R. B. Bernstein writes "When and how did the United States become a nation? This question is the core of The Quartet. In his customary graceful prose, Joseph J. Ellis ...argues that the United States did not become a nation with the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Rather, he says, American nationhood resulted from the creation, adoption and effectuation of the United States Constitution." For additional resources see Library of Congress, Library of Congress Constitution Day Teacher Resources, Thomas and the National Archives and their online exhibit Charters of Freedom: "A New World is at Hand".