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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. Our 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.

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From the Blog: Happy Constitution Day!

Sun, 17 Sep 2017


The United States Constitution was signed 230 years ago today on September 17, 1787.  

Celebrate with us by participating in one of our upcoming events!

September 18-23: Bill of Rights Art Exhibit. ConSource is co-hosting along with ThoughtMatter and Mirko Ilić an art exhibit on the Bill of Rights at Cooper Union in New York City during Constitution Week (September 18-23). The exhibit is free and open to the public and will include new works by prominent American graphic designers including: Paul Buckley, Yue Chen, Seymour Chwast, Mark Fox & Angie Wang, Milton Glaser, Kit Hinrichs, Jessica Hische, Jonathan Key ...

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