Know Your Constitution!
A competition to mark Constitution Day presented by the History, Economics, and Political Science Departments and the Public Policy Research Institute of King's College.
Monday, 17 September 2007 at 3:30 p.m. in the Snyder Room, Sheehy-Farmer Building.
For more information or to register your team contact Prof. Pavlac (ext. 5748; email@example.com, Hafey-Marian 307) before Monday, 17 September at noon.
TENTATIVE RULES are here.
Questions will be according to the following categories:
|1. Origins (including the Revolution, Articles of Confederation, and the Convention)||2. The Campaign (including the Federalist Papers and Founding Fathers)||3. The Document itself|
|4. Bill of Rights and Amendments||5. Supreme Court decisions||6. Basic Citizenship|
To learn what you can, here are some links to material on the Constitution:
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BASIC DOCUMENTS
NARA - U. S. National Archives
NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER - Museum site with interpretive information,
including an interactive Constitution.
THE CONSTITUTION ONLINE - Rather general information; adequate
CONSTITUTIONFACTS.COM - Info on the Constitution, Declaration, Articles of
Confederation, Founding Fathers and Supreme Court, with a quiz!
ANNOTATED COPY OF THE CONSTITUTION - An excellent structure which provides appropriate and
interesting "sidebar" commentaries as well as hyperlinks which "update" the Constitution.
THE FOUNDERS' CONSTITUTION - University of Chicago excellent "source of primary sources"; examines background as well as each provision of the Constitution
THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION: A DOCUMENTARY RECORD (AVALON PROJECT) - Outstanding features pre-1787, the Convention, the Ratification debates
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/constpap.htm; (includes papers of James Madison, http://www.yale.edu./lawweb/avalon/presiden/madispap.htm).
ANTI-FEDERALIST PAPERS - Documents located on the University of Groningen Master Site
MADISON - GODFATHER OF THE CONSTITUTION - A provocative commentary on Madison's actual role
in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787.
THE OYEZ PROJECT (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) - Comprehensive and detailed information on Supreme Court decisions from 1789 to present
Annenberg Companion Site to Democracy in America video course
JUSTICE LEARNING: civic education in the real world
"WHO WROTE THE CONSTITUTION?" (DIGITAL HISTORY) - Useful resources on
INS Citizenship Questions
http://usgovinfo.about.com/blinstst.htm#16, http://www.uscis.gov/files/nativedocuments/100q.pdf, www.uscis.gov/natzpilot
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