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Welcome to ConSource

ConSource is a free online library of constitutional history. We digitize and cross-reference source documents written by individuals who drafted, ratified, and influenced the creation of the U.S. Constitution and its Amendments. We also run programs and host events that make use of constitutional sources.

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Start your research or browsing with first-hand records and correspondence.

Constitutional Index »

View summaries and resources by section, amendment, clause, and theme.

Lesson Plans »

Browse ConSource-created lesson plans and student resources.

Blog »

Read ConSource news along with staff and scholarly writings based on U.S. History and source documents.

From the Blog: Donate in Honor of ConSource’s 10 Year Anniversary & Your Gift Will be Matched

Tue, 14 Apr 2015

On May 27, 2015, ConSource will celebrate its 10th anniversary.

In celebration of this occasion, the ConSource Board of Directors has generously agreed to match up to $25,000 in donations from our supporters raised by our anniversary on May 27, 2015. This will raise a total of$50,000 to support ConSource in its mission to increase access to and understanding of United States Constitutional history.

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, freely accessible digital library of historical sources related ...

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ConSource maintains an official library and an open library. The official library contains collections and documents that have been approved by a board of academic advisors who specialize in U.S. history and constitutional themes. The open library contains collections and documents that are being considered or do not meet the standards of the academic advisory board.

As we build the next phase of ConSource.org, anyone will be able to participate in content creation and editing by signing up for a ConSource account. While the next phase of development is awaiting funding, you can still help improve and add to ConSource content.

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