Primary Source Documents

Many written works from the time of the Founders help tell the story of how the colonies came together into the United States of America and created the constitutional republic that has lasted for hundred of years.  The words, ideas, and values of America’s Founders are immortalized within these documents, and their impact is still evident today.

Explore the links at the left to see the Founding documents–the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Additional Amendments, and Declaration of Independence–and browse through the other Primary Source Documents to understand the context of these great works and their enduring value to society.