PROJECT HISTORY LINKS, The Federalist Papers
Articles of Confederation | Making the Constitution | Ratification Debate | Bill of Rights
John Jay | James Madison | Alexander Hamilton | Patrick Henry | George Mason
Richard Henry Lee | Primary Sources | Videos | Books | Teacher Resources
An Outline of American History: The Articles of Confederation A short history. By From Revolution to Reconstruction.
Articles of Confederation Text from the Avalon Project at Yale Law School. (Primary source document)
To Form a More Perfect Union: Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention A good history from the revolution to the making of the Constitution. From the Library of Congress.
U.S. Constitution Text of the Constitution (Primary source document). From Constitutional Rights Foundation.
U.S. Constitution Search Search the U.S. Constitution by keyword. From Emory University School of Law.
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention Biographies of all the delegates. From National Archives and Records Administration.
Preface: The Federalist Papers A short overview of the Federalist Papers. By James B. Plair.
The Federalist Search Search the Federalist Papers by keyword. From Emory University School of Law.
The Federalist Papers The complete collection. (Primary source documents)
Summaries and analyses of the Federalist Papers:
Constitutional Topic: The Federalists and Anti-Federalists A short essay on the Federalists and Anti-Federalists with links to more information. From USConstitution.net.
Chronology of the Pro- and Anti-Federalist Papers Links to both Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers showing the issues addressed. From the Constitution Society.
Federalists and Anti-Federalists A brief summary of the arguments between the two groups. From the ThinkQuest Library.
Ratification and the Bill of Rights A short history. By From Revolution to Reconstruction.
Bill of Rights Text of the Bill of Rights. From Constitutional Rights Foundation. (Primary source document)
Documentary History of the Bill of Rights Links to primary source documents related to the history of the Bill of Rights.
The Papers of John Jay In addition to his papers, the site has a biography of Jay and background information on his role in New York in writing the Federalist Papers.
John Jay: Fifth President of the U.S. Congress From USPresidency.com.
Extract From an Address to the People of New York on the Subject of the Federal Constitution (Primary source document)
The Question of a Bill of Rights Letter from Madison in Jefferson in 1788. (Primary source document)
Brief Biography of James Madison From James Madison University.
Hamilton and the U.S. Constitution From PBS.
A Biography of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) By From Revolution to Reconstruction.
Alexander Hamilton A short biography. From James Madison University.
The Rise and Fall of Alexander Hamilton A long biography by Ian Finseth.
Founder of the Month: Alexander Hamilton From the Bill of Rights Institute.
Alexander Hamilton on the Web Links to various sources.
Alexander Hamilton: American History Forum A discussion group with postings on Hamilton.
Let America Speak: Patrick Henry From PBS.
Patrick Henry Writings and Biography (Primary source documents).
Patrick Henry A brief biography. From Colonial Williamsburg.
Patrick Henry Another short biography. From ushistory.org.
Founder of the Month: Patrick Henry PDF file from the Bill of Rights Institute.
A Wrong Step Now and the Republic Will Be Lost Forever Patrick Henry's speech against the Constitution at the Virginia Ratifying Convention. (Primary source document)
Against the Federal Constitution Speech by Patrick Henry on June 5, 1788. (Primary source document)
George Mason and the Bill of Rights A biography by Gary Williams, a librarian and freelance writer who lives in Ohio.
George Mason 1725-1792 A biography by From Revolution to Reconstruction.
Founder of the Month: George Mason From the Bill of Rights Institute.
George Mason Online Resources on Mason. From Gunston Hall Plantation.
George Mason and the Constitution From Gunston Hall Plantation.
The Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776) The document written by George Mason. (Primary source document)
Objections to This Constitution of Government George Mason's 16 objections to the Constitution. (Primary source document)
Richard Henry Lee Biography from Colonial House.
Richard Henry Lee Biography from Stratford Hall Plantation.
A Biography of Richard Henry Lee By From Revolution to Reconstruction.
Richard Henry Lee A biography from Library of Congress.
Richard Henry Lee: President of Congress 1784-5 From USPresidency.com
The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union An introduction to the document, images of a book that published the document, and the text. From Archiving Early America.
Northwest Ordinance An introduction to the document, images of it, and the text. From Archiving Early America.
The Charters of Freedom from National Archives and Records Administration:
Documents from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention Hundred of documents. From Library of Congress.
"Are We to Be a Nation?" Episode six of the PBS series Liberty! deals with the problems of the Articles of Confederation and the making and passage of the Constitution.
Teaching With Documents Lesson Plan: The Ratification of the Constitution From the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration.