Sources of Constitution-related information:

ConSource.  http://consource.org/library/.  “The mission of The Constitutional Sources Project is to increase understanding, facilitate research, and encourage discussion of the U.S. Constitution by connecting individuals — including students, teachers, lawyers and judges — with the documentary history of its creation, ratification, and amendment.”

The Avalon Project. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/constpap.asp.  The American Constitution – A Documentary Record.  Transcripts of important documents relating to the Constitution.  “The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text.”

 

The Federalist Papers. http://www.teaparty911.com/info/federalist-papers/no1.htm.   Transcriptions of all of the Federalist Papers.

The Founders Constitution. http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/tocs/toc.html.  “An online version of this important five-volume set of documents and commentary.  Hailed as “the Oxford English Dictionary of American constitutional history,” the print edition of The Founders’ Constitution has proved since its publication in 1986 to be an invaluable aid to all those seeking a deeper understanding of one of our nation’s most important legal documents.”

The Founders Early Access.  http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/founders/FOEA.  “A collection of documents, mostly letters, of George Washington, James Madison and John Adams.  The Rotunda American Founding Era Collection Early Access project was conceived jointly with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities’ Documents Compass group, and the Papers of George Washington editorial project to provide scholars, students, and the American public the opportunity to see documents collected by the Founders edition projects at an earlier stage in the documentary editing process.”

The Constitution Society.  http://constitution.org/c5/index.php.  A very complete assemblage of documents and links to constitutional information.  “The Constitution Society is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting principles of constitutional republican government.   Founded in 1994 as a response to the growing concerns of noncompliance with state and federal Constitutions, we seek to create new awareness and thought-leadership by publishing and supporting timely research, litigation, and like-minded efforts that work toward reform.”

Reading Revolutions.  http://hua.umf.maine.edu/Reading_Revolutions/.  First editions of Aristotle, Plato, Newton, Galileo, Luther, Emerson, de Tocqueville, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Wollstonecraft, Machiavelli, Montaigne, Euclid, John Adams, Adam Smith, Confucius, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense among others. Lecture series and photographs.

LibriVox.  “LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.”  At: http://librivox.org/the-anti-federalist-papers-by-patrick-henry/ there is a collection of Anti-Federalist papers in audio form.

Online Library of Liberty.  http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=41&Itemid=264.  “We have gathered here a number of important documents and pamphlets which have been crucial in the development of free institutions. They include political documents such as bills of rights, declarations of independence, constitutions, and other pieces of legislation, as well as political pamphlets from the 17th and 18th centuries which advocated or defended such documents.”

Freedom Insights.  http://freedom-insights.com/.  “The following document is a compilation of quotes from the Constitutional Convention as recorded by James Madison, ‘the Father of the Constitution’. The quotes are grouped together by subject. The reader can simply search through the list of topics in the left-hand frame to locate a subject of interest, and then see pertinent debates from the Constitutional Convention. In this manner, the Constitution is taught from the words of it’s Framers rather than through a telephone game.”

The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution.  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/ratification/.  “This documentary series is a research tool of remarkable power, an unrivaled reference work for historical and legal scholars, librarians, and students of the Constitution. The volumes are encyclopedic, consisting of manuscript and printed documents compiled from hundreds of sources, copiously annotated, thoroughly indexed, and often accompanied by microfiche supplements.”

http://law.justia.com/constitution/us/.  “The Constitution of the United States of America including analysis and interpretation of the Constitution with annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States through June 29, 2010. Annotations include direct Web links to cited cases.”

http://www.montpelier.org/constitution.  “The Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to the study and teaching of founding principles and constitutional ideals.”  A collection of learning resources is found at https://learn.montpelier.org/learning_resources.

http://www.discoveringthefoundingprinciples.com/.  “An Originalist point of view on Constitution Interpretation, and what influenced the Founding Fathers.”

 

BrionMcClanahanLogo2Brion McClanahan is a great writer with an originalist point of view.  Great essays and podcasts are available on his website at: http://www.brionmcclanahan.com/


 

(Some) Constitution Videos on YouTube

Michael Badnarik (43 Lectures): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nOMbfsgZ9s

immafreemann”:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIP2i2jf5qs

FreedomProjectDotCom:  http://www.youtube.com/user/FreedomProjectDotCom?v=0NVVjIriFeE

Richard Church (4 lectures):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4kwXOrpU2A

John Eidsmoe:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOoo7OmOq4Q


 

(Some) Constitution Tests and Quizzes to test your knowledge

http://www.constitutionfacts.com/?page=quiz.cfm

http://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-constitution-kids/us-history-quiz/

http://www.funtrivia.com/quizzes/world/us_law/constitution_of_the_usa.html

http://www.twyman-whitney.com/constitutiontest/index.htm