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The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) connects hundreds of thousands of American citizens of all ages annually to our nation's constitutional history by creating a comprehensive, easily searchable, fully-indexed, and freely accessible digital library of historical sources related to the creation, ratification, and amendment of the United States Constitution. Our team not only curates important digital collections of historical materials, but also creates free research reports and educational resources — including downloadable lesson plans — to meet the specific needs of scholars and authors, legal practitioners and government officials, educators and students, journalists and the general public.

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From the Blog: ConSource and the National Archives Present: The Bill of Rights as an Inspiration to the World

Fri, 15 Nov 2019

Join us on Bill of Rights Day, December 12, 2019, for this special event, co-hosted with the National Archives. It will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives building. Tickets are free. 

The event will feature a variety of scholars and authors on a panel moderated by Stanford’s Jack Rakove. For more information and to reserve seats, go to https://www.archivesfoundation.org/event/bill-of-rights-inspiration/

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