The first charter, or constitution, adopted by the 13 states following the American Revolution.
Celebrate the writing of the Constitution by going inside the Convention at the National Constitution Center’s Signers’ Hall!
Learn more about the delegates of the Constitutional Convention with these Founding Fathers biographies.
Learn more about the signers of the Constitution with these Founding Fathers biographies.
In this lesson, students learn about the role of bureaucracy in U.S. government.
The Magna Carta, or “Great Charter,” established the rule of law.
This lesson shows students firsthand how the three branches of government work together through separation of powers and checks and balances.
Students will examine the ideas that the Founding Fathers brought to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and use them to analyze the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
On Constitution Day, students will examine the role of the people in shaping the U.S. Constitution.
In this lesson, students will examine the constitutional, legal, political, and historical sources of the continuing debate over war powers.
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Our engaging, dynamic exhibits and programs are aligned with state and national standards so you can connect your field trip with your classroom curriculum.
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