Saturday, September 17, 2005

The Constitution on the Web

While Hofstra Law School marks Constitution Day (see our "Constitution Day" post, 9/6/2005), explore a few of the best free online resources on the U.S. Constitution. GPO Access: Constitution Main Page, provides quick access to the text in various formats and a publication by the Congressional Reference Service analyzing and interpreting the Constitution through annotations of Supreme Court cases (to June 2000). The National Archives site features high resolution images of the original document and biographies of the delegates. The Library of Congress and Yale Avalon Project present a wealth of historical documents related to the Constitutional Convention and the ratification process. The Constitution comes alive at the National Constitution Center, an independent, non-partisan organization established by act of Congress in 1988. Their interactive exhibit, Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline allows visitors to view news stories, debates, and explore “Can You Vote?” at points along more than 200 years of constitutional history.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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