Constitutional Amendments

Constitutional Amendments

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America's Founding Documents - Constitution of the United States
Images and transcript of the original U.S. Constitution. Accompanied by a history of the Constitutional Convention, Q&A, and profiles of all 39 signatories (under "Meet the Framers of the Constitution"). From the National Archives and Records Administration.

Ben's Guide -- Apprentice level Learning Adventures: Historical Documents
For primary school students: facts and figures on the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, 'The Federalist' papers, the Constitution, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Gettysburg Address. Part of Ben's Guide to U.S. Government (U.S. Government Printing Office).

Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline
Interactive time line of the history of the U.S. Constitution, leading to information on specific events--with quotes from primary sources and historic images. From the National Constitution Center.

Citizen Bee - The Study Guide
The Bill of Rights Institute (in Arlington, Va.) offers a great guide to the foundations of American democracy. Can be searched or browsed by topic--such as founding documents, people, Supreme Court cases, and essential concepts and values.

Classroom - WE THE PEOPLE Constitution Program - Student Activities
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society offers online activities and quizzes to test one's knowledge of how the U.S. Constitution deals with separation of powers.

Congress for Kids - Introduction to the Constitution
History of the U.S. Constitution, including information about the writing of the Constitution, the Great Compromise, the signers, the Bill of Rights, the amendments, and more. A quiz follows each page. (From Congress for Kids, created by Dirksen Congressional Center.)

Creating the United States - LOC
Library of Congress exhibition of documents, images, and multimedia illustrating the history of America's founding documents: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789
Exhibit from the Library of Congress offering images and texts of documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention. With an introductory essay.

iCivics / Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics
The basics of civics are presented through video lessons and games. With sections on citizenship, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, separation of powers, the federal budget, and branches of government. (iCivics is the vision of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.)

James Madison Develops Principles for the US Constitution / WebChron
Account of James Madison's research project that would eventually provide the main ideas for the U.S. Constitution. From the WebChronology Project, created by history professor David Koeller at North Park Univ.

LIBERTY! The American Revolution
Chronicle of the American Revolution told through brief biographies, images, documents, a time line, and "The Road to Revolution" game. Based on a PBS documentary.

National Constitution Center: Interactive Constitution
Materials for the study of the U.S. Constitution and each of its amendments, provided by the National Constitution Center.

Our Documents - 100 milestone documents
Facsimile images and transcripts of 100 milestone documents of American history, each with a background note. (The project is a cooperative effort of National History Day, the National Archives and Records Administration, and USA Freedom Corps.)

Official Web site of the U.S. president provides this overview of the U.S. Constitution, the Constitutional Convention, the role of the Federalists, and the Bill of Rights.