ConSource: The Constitutional Sources Project

Over the last 10 years, ConSource has connected thousands of American citizens of all ages to our nation’s constitutional history by creating a comprehensive, easily searchable, fully-indexed, and freely accessible digital library of historical sources related to the creation, ratification, and amendment of the United States Constitution. Their team not only curates important digital collections of historical materials, but also creates research reports and educational resources to meet the specific needs of scholars and authors, legal practitioners and government officials, educators and students, journalists and the general public.

Current ConSource Collections

  • The Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Amendments 11 – 27
  • Precursors to the Constitution (including the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and Mayflower Compact, Magna Charta and English Bill of Rights)
  • Colonial charters and state constitutions before 1787
  • The Federalist Papers
  • Anti-Federalist and Pro-Federalist Papers
  • Constitutional Convention Records, including James Madison‘s Notes of the Constitutional Convention and other records of the proceedings in Convention
  • Select correspondences between delegates to the Constitutional Convention
  • Selections from 10 state ratifying conventions
  • The legislative history of the Bill of Rights
  • 55 influential political sermons
  • Correspondence and papers of George Mason

Click here for ConSource


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