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Constitution of the United States and other Founding Documents : From the National Archives

Constitution Annotated: The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation ("Constitution Annotated" or "CONAN") provides a legal analysis and interpretation of the United States Constitution based on a comprehensive review of Supreme Court case law and, where relevant, historical practices that have defined the text of the Constitution.

Current Constitution : From Cornell Legal Information Institute

Congressional. Docs 1774-1873   The American Memory Project from the Library of Congress.  Beginning with the Continental Congress in 1774, America's national legislative bodies have kept records of their proceedings. The records of the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the United States Congress make up a rich documentary history of the construction of the nation and the development of the federal government and its role in the national life. These documents record American history in the words of those who built our government.

Fed Forms  As the U.S. government's official web portal, makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.

Govinfo  Free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

GPO Catalog  The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.

Historical Docs-Avalon/Yale  The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text.  From 4000 BCE - 21st Century.

Kent Comment. Amer. Law  1826, Fiftenth ed, by John Roland, 2002.

Tucker’s Blackstone US/Va Blackstone's Commentaries with notes of reference to the Constitution and laws of the federal government of the United States and of the Commonwealthof Virginia, in five volumes. St. George Tucker, 1803.  As the U.S. government's official web portal, makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. Statistics  Statistical information from the Federal Government. Replaces FedStats, but lacks the former's connectivity and searchability.