At the National Constitution Center, it is our mission to illuminate constitutional ideals and inspire citizens to engage in their democracy and community. Here, you can find ways to take action, express your views, and get involved.
The Pennsylvania Civic Health Index provides a measure of civic habits such as voting, volunteering, community connectedness, and many other indicators, which can collectively capture different levels of participation in our democracy. This report is jointly produced by the National Constitution Center, the National Conference on Citizenship, and the Center for Democratic Deliberation at the Pennsylvania State University.
Knowing how our government works is an essential part of being an engaged citizen. The National Constitution Center is the ultimate civic learning resource, whether you’re looking to enhance your classroom curriculum, decode the latest constitutional debates in the news, or simply deepen your understanding of America’s founding document.
Immerse yourself in the democratic process at the Center, your one-stop Election 2012 headquarters. Our new Election Central voting booth exhibit, powered by ElectNext, features interactive technology that matches you to the candidate who shares your views on the issues. At Election HQ, you can cast your vote in a gumball poll, register to vote, and get the latest election news.
Share your election priorities in a six-word stump speech, and learn what’s important to your fellow citizens. Plus, you can download the six-word stump speech activity for your classroom, and even take to the stump at the Center or during the Address America national tour.
Volunteering at the National Constitution Center is a great way to get involved in your community while learning more about America’s constitutional history. By contributing your time and knowledge, you can learn something new, share what you already know, meet new people, and have fun!
Pledge your commitment to freedom and active citizenship alongside the Founding Fathers.
"Wherever the people are well informed they can be trusted with their own government."