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United States Constitution

United States Constitution
Page one of the United States Constitution

While the Fourth of July may mark the birth of our nation, September 17, the date of the signing of the U.S. Constitution that 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 U.S. Constitution, which is the oldest written constitution still currently in use.

In honor of Constitution Day, Drexel University students, faculty and professional staff are encouraged to learn more about this important historic document which provides the nation's basic laws within its preamble, seven articles and 27 amendments.

Additional Resources

  • National Constitution Center - visit the center's website for more information about the Constitution or to plan a visit to Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • - presented by the Independence Hall Association.

This information is provided courtesy of the Office of Government and Community Relations and the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement. Please provide feedback if you have any questions or suggestions about this content.