The U.S. Constitution and Constitution Day

Constitution Day"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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 University College 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. This Constitution Day Web site provides some resources on the history and meaning of the Constitution. We hope it will help you find information and inspiration.

The university is honored to play a role in this remembrance and recognition. Thank you for your participation in the UMUC community and in the larger national conversation and community of which we are all a part.