THE FOUNDERS’ CONSTITUTION is a rich set of resources related to the creation of the U.S. Constitution.
This easy-to-access online resource contains an anthology of 18th century documents. These writings reflect the debate over the creation of the Constitution.
The website begins with a reader’s advisory and introduction. Users can then search by key word or select sections of the Constitution to explore based on major themes or articles. The index provides quick access to authors, documents, cases, and constitutional provision.
Librarians will find that many students are surprised by the various opinions of the founding fathers and how the Constitution was crafted. This website is an effective way to help youth dive into the formation of this founding document.
To visit the website, go to http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/.