Today is the 222nd anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution, and, as we observed last year, also the 147th anniversary of the battle of Antietam, the single bloodiest day for American armed forces in all of America’s history. Victory at Antietam assured Lincoln’s promulgation of the Emancipation Proclamation on the following New Years Day.
Stop by the library today for a free copy of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence – and be sure to join us this Saturday from 10 until 2 for our celebration of Constitution Week and Citizenship Day.
For more information on the Constitutional Convention and its creation see A More Perfect Union at the National Archives website. You can also find high-resolution images of the Constitution and much more at the same site.