Are you interested in learning more about the history and present day interpretation of the United States Constitution? Here are a few websites that I have found helpful in my efforts to enhance my own knowledge of the Constitution.
The National Constitution Center: The official website of the National Constitution Center, America’s only museum devoted to the history and present-day application of the Constitution, has a comprehensive website, including links to important historical and legal websites, a full set of educational materials, a daily blog on current constitutional topics, and a list of upcoming events at the Center.
Legal Information Institute, Cornell University School of Law: This website contains extensive explanation and commentary on each of the articles and amendments of the Constitution.
Find Law: Designed primarily for legal professionals, this website provides extensive analysis, including a long listing of relevant case law, for all of the articles and amendments of the Constitution.
The Avalon Project of the Yale University Law School: This website contains a treasure trove of primary source documents relating to the founding of the American colonies, the American Revolution, the creation of the state and federal constitutions, the history of the early American republic, and much more.
iCivics—founded by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, this website features a wide range of educational materials on the U.S. Constitution and the three branches of the federal government. It is aimed primarily at students in grades K-12, with a particular emphasis on helping to improve civic education among primary and middle school students.
The National Archives of the United States—Charters of Freedom. The website of the National Archives features digitized versions of many of their most treasured documents of American history, as well as brief summaries of the history of some of the most important events in American history.
The Library of Congress Website: The Library of Congress has assembled an immense collection of important documents relating not only to the Constitution, but to all aspects of American history. Although this website is sometimes a bit difficult to navigate, it contains a wealth of digitized primary and secondary sources that are part of the collections of our nation’s largest and most important library.