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American Constitutional History: Home
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Search for Statutes at Large, American State Papers, and U.S. Serial Set; Journals of Congress; and Debates of Congress including the Annals of Congress, the Register of Debates, the Congressional Globe, the Congressional Record, and a lot more.
Hosted at Yale Law School. Comprehensive source of primary and secondary legal research resources; includes: Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Notes on the debates in the Federal Convention, Federalist Papers, and the Ratification Resolutions of the States
Provides analysis and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution with in-text annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. Provides access to editions and supplements from 1992 forward. Analysis by Congressional Research Service (CRS) at the Library of Congress.
A searchable website hosted by Middle Tennessee State University with more than thousands of essays and articles about court decisions and doctrines; people, law and events; and general issues and organizations significant in the First Amendment's history in the United States.
Hailed as "the Oxford English Dictionary of American constitutional history," the print edition of The Founders' Constitution has proved since its publication in 1986 to be an invaluable aid to all those seeking a deeper understanding of one of our nation's most important legal documents. This Web Edition is a joint venture of the University of Chicago Press and the Liberty Fund.
The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution is a five-volume collection compiled by Jonathan Elliot in the mid-nineteenth century. The volumes remain the best source for materials about the national government's transitional period between the closing of the Constitutional Convention in September 1787 and the opening of the First Federal Congress in March 1789. This resource is also available in print at the UNM School of Law Library.