Website of the Week: Constituting America

The mission of Constituting America is utilize new and innovative means to reach, educate and inform America’s citizens and youth about the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the foundation it sets forth regarding our freedoms and rights.

The Constituting America website ( offers a wealth of additional resources aimed at engaging America’s youth and citizens in learning about our nation’s founding principles. In addition to links to full-text copies of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and more, you’ll find information on:

Celebrate Constitution Day with us – Educational Institutions receiving federal funds are required to hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on Constitution Day for students on or near Constitution Day, September 17. (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, Public Law 108-447) Friday, September 16, 2011; Monday, September 17, 2012, and in the future, utilize our resources, such as the Constituting America documentary available for viewing or download at for school assemblies, the classroom, or any day you are teaching the U.S. Constitution!

2012 We The People 9.17 Contest – Encourage your students to enter the 2012 Contest Now! Best Short Film, PSA, Song, Essay, Poetry, Artwork and more! Categories for all ages! Prizes & Publicity! For complete rules and information, and to sign up online, go to this link:

Youth Blog & Constitutional Fun Facts – Encourage your students to “Join the Constitutional Conversation” with Juliette Turner, Constituting America’s National Youth Director. Share these historical facts with your students in class! Access Juliette’s blog below:

90 in 90 Project – Introduce your students to this 90-day online forum where participants jointly read and analyze the Constitution and the Federalist Papers – download both projects as PDFs! Click below for 90 Essays on the 85 Federalist Papers and the U.S. Constitution:


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