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The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library is closed to the public from March 19 - May 30, 2020.  We will provide online teaching and research support during this time.  All events have been postponed.  Please visit https://www.auctr.edu/exhibits/coronavirus/ for complete information. Thank you.
As your subject librarian, I am still available for your research needs. All faculty and students are welcome to contact me anytime via email at: jmcrae@auctr.edu. Thank you and stay safe.

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Constitution Day

Photo by Kevin Lamarque / Reuters. Keystone Pipline signing. www.http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/here-s-full-list-donald-trump-s-executive-orders-n720796

Essays on the Origin of the Constitution

  • A More Perfect Union: The Creation of the U.S. Constitution  An introduction to the U.S. Constitution based on Robert Bruns' book of the same title.
  • The Evolving Constitution  This article from the CQ Encyclopedia of American Government provides an overview and commentary on the evolution of the Constitution from the the Declaration of Rights and Grievances, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, to the ratification of the Constitution and the first ten amendments (known as the Bill of Rights).
  • The Federalist Papers - The Library of Congress provides the full text of the 85 essays written to encourage the ratification of the Constitution.
  • Primary Documents in American History - A copy of the Constitution with marginal notes by George Washington is included in the Library of Congress' virtual collection.
  • The Signers of the Constitution - Biographical sketches of the 39 men who framed the U.S. Constitution.
  • An Introduction to the U.S. Constitution  The essay by Epstein and Walker, in Constitutional Law for a Changing America,  discusses the underlying principles of the Constitution,  including some of the biases of the men who framed the document.

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