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Lincoln and the Constitution Exhibit - Feb 1 - Mar 7, 2012: Constitutional Resources

In recognition of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War (2011), the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s election (2010), and the 200th anniversary of his birthday (2009), this exhibit highlights the dangers and controversies that confronted the president.

Subject Headings

Here are some subject headings in the library catalog that might prove helpful:

Signers of the Constitution: Books

Click on the following book titles to locate them in UF Libraries.

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Images of The Constitution

constitution detailSee high resolution images of the Constitution at the Charters of Freedom website.
Read a transcription of the Constitution in its original form HERE.

Online Resources

Reference Books: The Constitution

Click on a book title to find it @ UF Libraries.

5 Fast Facts

  • Written in1787, the Constitution was signed on September 17th. But it wasn't until 1788 that it was ratified by the necessary nine states.
  • The U.S.Constitution was prepared in secret, behind locked doors that were guarded by sentries.
  • Established onNovember 26, 1789, the first national "Thanksgiving Day" was originally created by George Washington as a way of "giving thanks" for the Constitution.
  • At 81,Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania was the oldest delegate at the Constitutional Convention and at 26, Jonathon Dayton of New Jersey was the youngest.
  • The originalConstitution is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, it was moved to Fort Knox for safekeeping.
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