TechyTuesday- Constitution Day edition

U.S. Capitol paintings. Declaration of Independence, painting by John Trumbull in U.S. Capitol, detail II. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

 

On a day celebrating something as significant as our country’s Constitution, we couldn’t limit our #TechyTuesday offerings to just one. So, here is a compiled list of websites and mobile apps to help you read and interpret this important document and learn more about our founding fathers.

Mobile Apps

  • U.S. Constitution: Analysis and Interpretation– Mobile version of the analytical legal treatise of the same name. Includes a clause-by-clause discussion of the entire Constitution, discussions of all Supreme Court cases and selected historical documents helpful in interpreting the Constitution, and all federal, state, and local laws that have been struck down by the Supreme Court. Search, save, and email documents or individual sections from your iPhone or iPad. Android app is in development. Web version is available here: http://beta.congress.gov/constitution-annotated
  • U.S. Constitution (for Android)- Full text of the Constitution and related documents such as the Articles of Confederation, Declaration of Independence, and the Magna Carta.
  • U.S. Constitution (for iPhone and iPod Touch)-  Full text of the Constitution. Biographical information about the signers. Free with an option to upgrade to include a search feature and remove ads.

Websites

  • Today in History (September 17)- From the Library of Congress’s American Memory Project. Links to primary source documents related to the Constitution, its signers, and events leading up to its ratification.
  • Test Your Knowledge of the U.S. Constitution– Test your Constitution IQ and your knowledge about the signers.
  • Which Founder are You?– From the National Constitution Center. The U.S. Constitution was written in 1787 by a group of 55 men with one purpose and many different personalities. Discover which Founding Father you’re most like!
  • Naturalization Test– From the National Constitution Center. Do you know what it takes to become an American citizen? Put your knowledge of America’s history and government to the test!
  • Rights Matter: the story of the Bill of Rights– Online educational resources that explores the development of the Bill of Rights, its application throughout our country’s history, and its future. While it’s geared towards middle and high school students, this website includes personal stories, cases, and multimedia that encourage people of all ages to think critically about the Constitution and current issues facing society and the courts today.
  • Printable Constitution– Print your own copy of the Constitution. 19 page PDF document.

 

Did we miss anything? What resources do you use when you want to know more about the Constitution? Let us know in the comments.

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