We The People
United States Constitution
Articles of Confederation (Library of Congress)
The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, on November 15, 1777. However, ratification of the Articles of Confederation by all thirteen states did not occur until March 1, 1781..
Constitution of the United States Annotated (GPO FDsys)
Constitution and Amendments annotated with references to Supreme Court cases.
Constitution of the United States (National Archives)
Learn about the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, the Bill of Rights and more.
Debates and background materials on the adoption of the Federal Constitution in the State Conventions. Searchable and browsable by state.
Letters and news articles written by Jay, Hamilton and Madison on the provisions of the Constitution. Used widely for interpretation of the Constitution. Searchable and browsable.
Detailed annotations on legal cases interpreting each article and amendment to the Constitution. Includes Articles of Confederation and biographies of Founding Fathers.
Plans and letters as well as notes taken by James Madison at the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
Celebrate Constitution Day
Constitution Day (National Archives)
View high resolution scans of the original, signed Constitution; obtain a transcription of the document; read an essay about the Constitutional convention; learn dozens of fascinating facts about the Constitution; find out about the 39 delegates who signed the Constitution on September 17, 1787.
Annenberg Classroom (Annenberg Public Policy Center)
Conversations with Supreme Court Justices are archived at this site as well as commentary and includes lesson plans, videos on civics and more.
Government Information Librarian
Federal Depository Library
Texas A&M Libraries have been a Federal Depository since 1907.
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)