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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: Give to ConSource this #GivingTuesday!

Tue, 03 Dec 2019

“The people made the Constitution…It is the creature of their will, and lives only by their will”-John Marshall.

Happy Giving Tuesday! Please consider making a difference by donating to ConSource. Like Justice Marshall, we believe that it is everyday people who help uphold and animate our Constitution, and it is our goal to inform and educate the public about that vital responsibility. Your gift will help us execute a growing list of initiatives and programs, including:

·      Free online lesson plans that teach the Constitution in a nonpartisan, inclusive manner

·      Our expansive online library of primary sources, incorporating original ...

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