provides 274 documents related to Congress (1774 to 1788) and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early printed versions of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Among the topics: the armed forces, foreign relations, Indians, land settlement, laws, money, and pirates.
Observing Constitution Day: The Signers of the Constitution
Find out about the delegates who signed the Constitution on September 17, 1787.
For Constitution Day, Professor Anthony Johnstone will be giving a lecture on Constitutional Amendments. The Lecture will be held at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library in the East Faculty Office area. The event will begin at 6pm on September 17th .
Professor Johnstone teaches Constitutional Law, Election Law, and Public Regulation of Business among other courses. Before joining the School of Law, Johnstone served as the Solicitor for the State of Montana. In that position, he advised and represented the State in constitutional and complex litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Johnstone also clerked for the Honorable Sidney R. Thomas, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and practiced litigation as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, New York. Johnstone holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School
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History Bookshelf: Pauline Maier Constitution of the United States
“Pauline Maier discusses her book, "Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788." She details the history of the ratification process of the U.S. Constitution, recounting the year-long debates that took place throughout the country following the 1787 Constitutional Convention.”
Includes 12,000 letters, notes, legislation, and other documents from the man considered the Father of the Constitution. These documents (1723-1836), including an autobiography, help illuminate Madison’s pivotal role in the Constitutional Convention as well as his nine years in the House of Representatives, his tenure as Secretary of State, and his two terms as our fourth President. Essays discuss Madison's life and his role at the Constitutional Convention