Constitution Resources

The Original Constitution (Robert Natelson)
Easy to read reference book explaining what the Framers meant by each provision in the Constitution

Constitutional Law, 5th ed. (2015) (Erwin Chemerinsky)
Authoritative treatise summarizing constitutional jurisprudence and Supreme Court case law

Miracle at Philadelphia (Catherine Drinker Bowen)
Classic popular history of the Constitutional Convention. Easy to read and very memorable.

The Making of America

Download the Seminar Guide (National Center for Constitutional Studies)

For Young Audiences

Our Constitution Rocks!  (Juliette Turner)
Makes our founding document relevant to kids today (Grades 7-10)


Heritage Guide to the Constitution
A brief and accurate explanation of each clause of the Constitution as envisioned by the Framers and as applied in contemporary law

The Founders Constitution
Primary source material explaining the ideas behind each clause of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights

Constituting America
Readings (e.g., “Progressivism and Its Theory of Constitutionalism” by Matthew Spalding)


Online Library of Liberty

The Avalon Project

The Federalist Papers

The Founders Early Access

Reading Revolutions

Documentary History – Ratification of the Constitution

Freedom Insights