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Constitution Day: Constitution Day

The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion

Constitution Day Campus Forum

The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion: The Impact of Legal, Political and Cultural Norms on Voting

Tuesday, September 18, 1-3pm
Library and Learning Center 302, St. Paul campus
Free – Open to the Public – Light Refreshments
Voter Information and On-site Registration

Featuring Secretary of State Steve Simon and guest panelists Sarah C. Walker (Second Chance Coalition), Pakou Hang (Hmong American Farmers Association) and Sina Black (Minnesota Voices), the forum will:

  • explore felony disenfranchisement, voting requirements and processes, and cultural norms impacting electoral participation through student-facilitated small group discussions and a moderated dialogue

  • demonstrate how to translate personal stories into a broader public narrative

  • engage people of diverse identities and experience in constructive deliberation

  • build skills in leading conversations about public issues, especially contested ones.


The Constitution

Learn more about the United States Constitution and it's amendments.


Download a current bibliography of books, DVDs, and streaming films available from the Metropolitan State University Library. Compiled by Liz Keeler.

Books & Videos

Click below for a list of more books, DVDs, and streaming videos related to the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights:

Books, DVDs, and streaming videos from the Metropolitan State University Library

Constitution Day

The U. S. Constitution Book CoverConstitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 brave men on Sept. 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the United States or by naturalization have become citizens.

  • Pick up a free paperback copy of The Constitution at the Library Research & Reference Desk (Library, 1st floor) or at the Constitution Day display (Library, 2nd floor) or at the Institute for Community Engagement & Scholarship office.
  • To request copies of The Constitution pocket-sized paperback books for your class or student group, e-mail

Constitution Day programming at Metropolitan State University is co-sponsored by the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES), American Democracy Project, Metro State Votes, and Student Senate with support from Library and Information Services.

February 19, 1942: A Day the Constitution Died

The Department of History, Department of Ethnic and Religious Studies, Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, and Office of Diversity and Equity invite all students, employees and community members to a special event commemorating the 75th anniversary of a tragic chapter in US history:

“February 19, 1942: A Day the Constitution Died”
Race, Gender and Citizenship—Incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II and Implications for Today

Guest Speaker: Ms. Sally Sudo will provide a first-person historical account of incarceration
Moderator: Dr. Kathleen Laughlin, Department of History

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Library and Learning Center 302 (LIB 302, Ecolab)

Light refreshments will be provided.


Constitution and Citizenship Sources

Constitution Center

Explore the best, nonpartisan, interactive Constitution on the web, featuring materials written by the top constitutional scholars from across the political spectrum—a must-have tool for every classroom!

Constitution Facts

You'll see the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence - and much more! You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the United States Constitution in the two centuries since its creation.

Library of Congress, Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

Constitution Day

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S.or by naturalization, have become citizens.

Voting Rights

Web Resources

Scholarly Articles

Note: Some articles may be available only to students, staff, and faculty of Metropolitan State University.

The Story of Citizens United v. FEC

The Story of Citizens United v. FEC is a short streaming video by The Story of Stuff Project.