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Primary Source Explorer: The Constitution of the United States

The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 http://www.constitution.org/ dfc/ dfc_0000.htm
Read James Madison's day-by-day account of the Constitutional Convention to gain a better understanding of what happened there.

James Madison: His Legacy http://www.jmu.edu/ madison/ center/ index.htm
Research the life, achievements, and writings of James Madison by sifting through the materials on this site. From James Madison University, this useful site includes biographies, primary-source documents, information about the Constitutional Convention, letters and diary entries, drawings, quizzes, and more.