Most of the 27 amendments to the Constitution either provide a unique benefit to or guarantee a right of the American people. For example, the First Amendment guarantees the right to peaceably assemble, to petition the g... More »

The Federalist Papers were written as a series of letters and essays in support of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. These articles were written from 1787 to 1788 by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Ja... More »

The About the Signers page on the website, Constitution Facts, provides facts about each signer of the U.S. Constitution. There is a fact for each signer, and they are organized by state of origin. More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution

The full Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads that "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." It was rat... More »

The Constitution's framers intended to alleviate many of the inefficiencies of the Articles of Confederation, but in so doing, they created a system that many felt threatened the sovereignty of the states and the freedom... More »

The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights and are among the most well-known amendments. The Bill of Rights was written by representative James Madison. More »

Important amendments to the U.S. Constitution are the First, Second, Fourth, 19th and 23rd Amendments. These amendments cover issues including the right to religious freedom and worship, the right to bear arms, search an... More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution