September 17 was “Constitution Day” – commemorating the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution. In honor of that historical event the Library of Congress, along with the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, and the Government Printing Office launched a new app (currently only available for the iOS platform) and website that offer analysis and interpretation of the Constitution. Commonly known as the Constitution Annotated, this resource will be regularly updated and offers insight into the Constitution in a very accessible way.
Quoting from the Press Release issued by the Library of Congress:
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington said, “The premise of the Constitution Annotated for 100 years has been to reflect our current interpretation and application of America’s most fundamental law. These new 21st-century methods of distributing, accessing and updating this important document mean that the insightful and timely analysis our Library of Congress experts produce each year is easily and freely accessible to anyone.”
So take advantage of this resource – download the app or bookmark the site – because really, can you ever know too much about the Constitution? 🙂
*And here’s a link to the official press release if you’re interested