"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Those words are familiar to most Americans as the Preamble to our Constitution. We all take pride in the United States as a nation of laws, but also of individual rights and liberty. University of Maryland Global Campus is also proud to support the observance of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.

This day gives us a special opportunity to remember and recognize our heritage, to think about the "blessings of liberty" and about what they demand of us in return as responsible citizens. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. This Constitution Day website provides some resources on the history and meaning of the Constitution. We hope it will help you find information and inspiration.

University of Maryland Global Campus is honored to play a role in this remembrance and recognition. Thank you for your participation in the UMGC community and in the larger national conversation and community of which we are all a part.

Constitution Resources

Test your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution.

Browse U.S. Constitution resources for adults, teachers, and children.