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National Constitution Day September 17, 2021: Media (Podcasts, Documentaries, Books, & More)

Constitution Day September 17th (or Citizenship Day, formerly observed the third Sunday in May) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens.

E-Books at the Library

The Media Library at the National Constitutional Center

Click here: This link takes you to podcasts, blog posts, Town Hall videos, and educational videos about the Constitution produced by the National Constitution Center.

Podcasts & Documentaries

Podcasts

Founding Stories of America’s Founding Documents
As we look forward to Constitution Day, this episode shares founding stories of America’s founding documents from three key periods: the Declaration of Independence and the Revolution, the nation’s founding era, and post-Civil War Reconstruction—sometimes referred to as the “second founding.”

The Words That Made Us
Preeminent legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar of Yale Law School, host of the America's Constitution podcast, joins National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the big constitutional questions confronted by early Americans, as described in Amar's groundbreaking new book, The Words That Made Us: America's Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840.

Podcasts from the National Constitution Center

A podcast series dedicated to exploring past and current constitutional issues. Some sample episodes include: The Founders’ Library, Benjamin Franklin and the Constitution, and George Washington’s Constitutional Legacy.