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Welcome to ConSource

ConSource is a free online library of constitutional history. We digitize and cross-reference source documents written by individuals who drafted, ratified, and influenced the creation of the U.S. Constitution and its Amendments. We also run programs and host events that make use of constitutional sources.

Documents »

Start your research or browsing with first-hand records and correspondence.

Constitutional Index »

View summaries and resources by section, amendment, clause, and theme.

Lesson Plans »

Browse ConSource-created lesson plans and student resources.

Blog »

Read ConSource news along with staff and scholarly writings based on U.S. History and source documents.

From the Blog: ConSource is a Proud Partner of the Civics Renewal Network

Tue, 23 Sep 2014

The Civics Renewal Network is an alliance of 26 non-profit and governmental organizations committed to working together to increase the visibility of civics education. These organizations share the belief that understanding the Constitution plays a vital role in helping young people become responsible and engaged citizens.

This alliance has built a NEW website called CivicsRenewalNetwork.org, which features a variety of classroom-ready resources from the partner organizations. 

Partner organizations include:

American Bar Association - Annenberg Learner - Annenberg Public Policy Center - Bill of Rights Institute - Center for Civic Education - Center on Congress at Indiana University - Constitutional Rights Foundation - Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago ...

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ConSource maintains an official library and an open library. The official library contains collections and documents that have been approved by a board of academic advisors who specialize in U.S. history and constitutional themes. The open library contains collections and documents that are being considered or do not meet the standards of the academic advisory board.

As we build the next phase of ConSource.org, anyone will be able to participate in content creation and editing by signing up for a ConSource account. While the next phase of development is awaiting funding, you can still help improve and add to ConSource content.

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