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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is September 17th
Bill of Rights
Read the list of fundamental human rights that must be provided to the people of the United States.
Read the papers that argued for our current system of government. Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.
Articles of Confederation
Read the precursor document to the Constitution.
Virginia Declaration of Rights
A document written a month before the proclamation of Independence. It inspired both the proclamation of Independence and the Bill of Rights.
Read the document that is this holiday's namesake.
Related International Documents
Declaration of the Rights of Man
A document from the French Revolution heavily inspired by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
An early precursor to the constitution, limiting the powers of the king of England.
United Nations & Human Rights
An international document similar to the Bill of Rights, but with less enforcement.
Aug 4, 2022 1:28 PM
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