Other Constitutions and Constitutional Resources
The Constitution is presented in several formats on this site:
Below are links to other versions of the U.S. Constitution, to constitutions for other nations, and other constitutional resources. If you know of a constitutional link that should be here and is not, by all means, let me know!
Other U.S. Constitutions
- The (US) Government Printing Office. Quite a beast, it offers an annotated version of the Constitution. The page for the 14th Amendment, for example, is over 1Mb, or almost 400 pages of text.
- FindLaw has taken the above GPO version and translated it to HTML
- Cornell Law
- U.S. House
- The Constitution for the iPod
- This site is dedicated to providing a one-sheet Constitution via a PDF file - the text is small, but the result is truly pocket-sized
U.S. States' Constitutions
- A list of all of the world's constitutions from the CIA
- A Proposed Constitution for the U.K., presented by a frequent message board participant
- Big list of constitutions from University of Richmond
- Big list of constitutions from Washburn University
- Big list of constitutions from Wurzburg University
- A list from the UK's Charter88.
- Yet another big list
- AmericanForum.net provides forums for the discussion of many political topics in a structured and moderated environment.
- A Web edition which explores the documentary history of the Constitution.
- C-Span has a glossary of terms used in Congress.
- The National Archives has a wonderful site with lots of historical info.
- The National Archives has another site with Constitution Day (September 17) resources.
- Library of Congress - Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention Home Page, Annals of Congress.
- Grolier's History of the Constitution, Text and interpretation of the Constitution, and of the Amendments.
- A proposed amendment dealing with taxation limits.
- The Constitution Notebook Program (U.S. - Info on program for Constitution Study).
- The Constitution Society A site with a right-wing slant, but a lot of great resources, including Madison's Notes on the Debates in the Constitutional Convention.
- The National Constitution Center maintains a Constitution Museum in Philadelphia.
- The U.S. Code (U.S. House or Cornell University).
- Decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court can be found at FindLaw. More recent cases, and electronic versions of the Supreme Court's Bound Volumes, can be found at the Supreme Court Website.
- At Oak Hill Publishing's Constitution Facts Bookstore, you can order facsimile copies of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and other historical documents (note: no on-line ordering).
- A nice resource for research is the Shaeffer Law Library Research Guides page from Albany Law School.
- A collection of essays relating to the Constitution can be found at Suite 101.
- Blackstone's Commentaries is a classic reference of British common law, the direct ancestor of American common law. References to it are often used by lawyers and in the Supreme Court to gain insight on American common law.