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Constitution Day: Home

This guide provides resources that help explore the U.S. Constitution.

Links to Sources of Background Information about the Constitution

The Constitutional Convention - Scene at the Signing of the Constitution:

http://teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/christy/

Using the painting by Howard Chandler Christie, this site, created by Teaching American History, allows you to move your mouse over a delegate to see that delegate's name and state and by clicking on the delegate's image to access biographical information.

The Constitution:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/the-constitution

From The White House comes this explanation of why there is a constitution and how the government is constructed.

Constitution Day:

http://www.uscourts.gov/educational-resources/get-inspired/annual-observances/constitution-day.aspx

Here is an explanation of the Constitution Day Celebration provided by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.


Constitution Day:

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/initiatives_awards/constitution_day.html

Background information from the American Bar Association includes landmark cases.

Constitution Facts:

http://www.constitutionfacts.com/

Site includes all kinds of background information. Created by ConstitutionFacts.Org.

CRS Annotated Constitution:

http://www.law.cornell.edu/anncon/html/art1toc_user.html

Site provides discussion of governmental issues.  The site was created by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell University Law School.

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Constitution of the United States (1787)

Links to Videos About the Constitution

 

Bill of Rights Institute:  Constitutional Principles Videos

http://billofrightsinstitute.org/resources/student-resources/constitutional-principles-videos/

View videos about aspects of government under the Constitution.

AudioConstitution:

Introduction to the United States Constitution 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw5QPncdkTM

Brief introduction to the history behind the creation of the U.S. Constitution.

TedEducation:

The Making of the American Constitution - Judy Walton 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uihNc_tdGbk

Freedom Project:

Principles of the Constitution Video Series

http://freedomproject.com/principles-of-the-constitution-series

Choose from several videos addressing aspects of the U.S. Constitution.

National Archives:

National Archives Celebrates Constitution Day With "Inside the Vaults" Video Short - The U. S. Constitution at the National Archives

http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2010/nr10-145.html

Translations of the U.S. Constitution into Other Languages

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