This handwritten congressional copy of the amendment that banned slavery is signed by President Lincoln and others.
Analyze Springsteen’s use of irony and metaphor in this song that is more complex than it might first appear.
Role play two First Amendment scenarios and decide where you stand!
The Declaration of Independence was written in 1776 by Thomas Jefferson.
Enacted in 1862, this edition of the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln.
Learn more about the delegates of the Constitutional Convention with these Founding Fathers biographies.
This document was an agreement drafted by the settlers of the first New England colony.
A perspective by Richard R. Beeman, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania.
A perspective by Kim Lane Scheppele, professor of law, political science, and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Learn all about voting rights throughout history in this online game.
Learn about how the Constitution and Bill of Rights protect the rights of musicians.
This innovative, interactive resource is designed to uncover the vast wealth of history in our local communities.
Read the full text of the U.S. Constitution.
A series of newspaper articles drafted by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, urging ratification of the new Constitution.
These three constitutional amendments abolished slavery and guaranteed equal protection of the laws and the right to vote.
Drafted by George Mason, this declaration of rights later became a model for other state constitutions and the Bill of Rights.
Take this quiz to discover which Founder you're most like!
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