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Internet Links for Chapter 3: The Constitution

Chapter 3 reviews the history behind the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and evaluates whether it is designed to further the majoritarian or the pluralist models of democracy. The Internet harbors a great deal of material on the Constitution. Here is rich selection.

U.S. Constitution
The Constitution of the United States of America
From the Library of Congress. It is searchable, and files are available in ASCII text and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
Documentary History of the Bill of Rights
Access to texts documenting the background and legislative history of the fir ten amendments to the Constitution, along with scholarly commentary.
Sources of the Constitution (1894)
Written more than 100 years ago, it shows how the Constitution was viewed then, with special reference to colonial and English history. For the historically-minded.
Exploring Constitutional Conflicts
This site explores some of the great issues and controversies that surround our Nation's founding document. 
Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics
A library of of the classic books and other works on constitutional government,
State Conventions on Ratification of Constitution
State conventions on the adoption of the federal constitution as recommended by the general convention at Philadelphia in 1787 together with the journal of the federal convention Luther Martin's letter, Yates minutes, congressional opinions, Virginia and Kentucky resolutions of '98 - '99, and other illustrations of the constitution in five volumes.
Guide to Law Online: Library of Congress
Prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law (national and international) available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.
1935 Constitutional History
Andrew McLaughlin's classic book: The purpose of this volume is to present briefly and clearly the constitutional history of the United States during nearly two centuries. Be patient; this make take some time to load.,
1897 Evolution of the Constitution
Another 100-year old work, showing the Constitution as a Development of Progressive History and not an Isolated Document Struck Off at a Given Time or an Imitation of English or Dutch Forms of Government. Be patient; this too make take some time to load.,