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‘We the People’ at Your Fingertips

October 5, 2011

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While the Fourth of July may mark the birth of our nation, September 17, the date of the signing of the U.S. Constitution occurred right here in Philadelphia, is the birthday of our government.

The ideals on which America was founded—commitments to the rule of law, limited government and the ideals of liberty, equality and justice—are embodied in the Constitution, which is the oldest written constitution still currently in use.

All students, faculty and professional staff are encouraged to visit Drexel University’s new website dedicated to the U.S. Constitution in honor of Constitution Day, celebrated on September 17. There you will find the basic laws of the United States in its seven articles and 27 amendments as well as a welcome message from Drexel President John Fry.

In addition, a U.S. Constitution smartphone app was created in an effort to modernize the inspiring words of our forefathers and eliminate the need for wasteful paper copies. An electronic copy of the U.S. Constitution can now be available with just the click of a button and is viewable across all platforms of mobile devices.

This application is a collaborative project between Drexel University’s Office of Government & Community Relations, the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and Goodwin College’s Office of Learning Technologies.

To view Drexel’s U.S. Constitution website, visit

To download the app, visit: