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The First Amendment – A Celebration of African American History and the First Amendment

Wednesday, Feb. 1 - Friday, Feb. 3

Students will examine the historical context and the drafting of the First Amendment—focusing especially on the factors motivating America’s Founding generation. In celebration of Black History Month, students will also explore how key African Americans used the First Amendment to advance the cause of equality. 

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Educational Resources on the Constitution

Live Online Classes

Join us for live virtual classes and other interactive online events for learners.

Educational Videos

Browse the latest educational videos on a range of topics and recoded sessions from our live classes.

Historic Documents Library

Read over 150 primary source documents that inspired the Founders and defined modern thought about rights and liberties.

19th Amendment

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Podcast
19th Amendment: Origins, History, and Legacy

Telling the story of the 19th Amendment from the Civil War through its ratification to today, 19th Amendment experts Reva Siegel and Laura Free join host Jeffrey Rosen.

Town Hall Video
19th Amendment: Past, Present, and Future

Celebrate the 19th Amendment with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Secretary Condoleezza Rice, Abby Wambach, and others.

Blog Post
The vote that led to the 19th Amendment

On the anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification, we look back at a young politician whose unexpected vote in the Tennessee state legislature gave all women the right to vote.

Second Amendment

Modern debates about the Second Amendment have focused on a private right of individuals to keep and bear arms.

Podcast
What the Supreme Court’s Opinion in NYSRPA v. Bruen Means for the Second Amendment

Breaking down the opinion in the landmark case expanding the right to carry arms outside the home.

Blog Post
On this day, a divided Supreme Court rules on the Second Amendment

On June 28, 2010, a deeply divided Supreme Court upholds gun-ownership rights within homes on a national basis, expanding on a 2008 decision applying to the District of Columbia.

Supreme Court Case
District of Columbia v. Heller

District of Columbia v. Heller was the first time in several decades that the Supreme Court interpreted the words of the Second Amendment.

Article I

Article I allows the people’s representatives to act together for the common good.

Town Hall Video
Oligarchies, Monopolies, and the Constitution

Experts explore what the Constitution has to say about monopolies and antitrust law.

Podcast
Restoring the Guardrails of Democracy

Identifying institutional, legal, and technological reforms that might address current threats to American democracy.

Educational Video
AP Landmark Court Case Review (Advanced Level)

In this fast-paced and fun session, students review the top 15 Supreme Court cases from a typical course of study for an AP Government class.

Reconstruction

While the Reconstruction Amendments were an important step in ensuring equal rights for all people, injustices continued throughout the United States.

At the Museum

Experience the Constitution through rare artifacts, historic documents, interactive galleries, and live programming.

New Exhibit
The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote

This exhibit traces the triumphs and struggles that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Virtual Tour
Signers’ Hall

Signers’ Hall invites you to sign the Constitution alongside 42 life-size, bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.

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