The United States Constitution Reference
The United States Constitution set up what is known as the Federal Republic in North America. Strictly speaking, the United States Constitution set up our National form of Government and in turn, each state has its own constitution that is based upon the National Constitution.
The United States Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation which in essence was too weak a form of a National Government. In this reference section, you will find information and resources to help you to study the United States Constitution and how it came into being.
18th Century History Youtube Channel Playlists related to the United States Constitution:
Documents on U.S. Constitution found on 18th Century History:
- The Magna Carta (The Great Charter)
- The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America (The Declaration of Independence)
- The Articles Of Confederation (The First constitution of the United States during the American Revolution and prior to the Constitutional Convention)
- Constitution of The United States of America 1787 And The United States Bill Of Rights (Downloadable texts available)
- The Federalist Papers Text Download (Downloadable text)
- The Anti Federalist Papers
- Letter Of The President Of The Federal Convention, To The President Of Congress, Transmitting The Constitution
Articles and Books about the United States Constitution on 18th Century History:
- The Continental Congress
- American Institutions and Their Influence Chapter VIII The Federal Constitution
- Chapter VII The Constitutional Convention
- Chapter IX Adoption Of The Constitution
- Volume 2, Chapter 10: Rise Of The New Constitution
- Orations On the United States Constitution
- Federalism And Anti-Federalism
- Law and Order Article Category
- 18th Century Politics
- Articles of Confederation vs. the Constitution - This chart shows you the differences between the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution.
- First Federal Congress Project - Learn about the history of the First Federal Congress (1789-1791) on this Web site maintained by George Washington University, Washington D.C.
- Journals of the Continental Congress - From the United States Library of Congress Web site, take a look at 34 volumes of the journal of the Continental Congress.
- A Century of Lawmaking For a New Nation - This is the Library of Congress website that contains everything that you may need to learn about the United States Constitution and its writing, It also includes the journals of Congress and their debates.
- The Constitutional Society - This website is maintained by Jon Rowland and it contains great information about the United States Constitution.
- The First Amendment Library - The FIRE website now has this free resource to help you understand the 1st Amendment to the United States constitution, "The basic idea underlying the Library is to enhance the public’s understanding of the 45 words set out above, and to do so in impartial, historical, analytical, practical, and accessible ways." - FIRE
- The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which Framed the Constitution of the United States, May-September 1787. Volume 1
- The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which Framed the Constitution of the United States, May-September 1787. Volume 2