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Educational Resources

Legislative Process

Tying It All Together
The legislative process is explained.
How Our Laws Are Made (by Chapter)
A detailed description of the legislative process.
     How Our Laws Are Made (Text version)
Enactment of a Law
How laws are enacted once they have been passed.

Historical Documents

The Declaration of Independence
The full text of the Declaration of Independence.
Early Congressional Documents
A list of Early Congressional Documents from the Constitutional Convention and the Continental Congress.
The Federalist Papers
A list of titles of the 85 Federalist Papers.
U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875
A century of lawmaking for a new nation.
Historical Information
From the Office of the Clerk of the House.
Historical Documents
From the Library of Congress.

The U.S. Constitution

The Constitution of the United States
The full text of the U.S. Constitution.
Foreword and Historical Notes
Introductory information about the U.S. Constitution, written by the Hon. Jack Brooks.
Bill of Rights
The full text of the Bill of Rights.
Other Amendments to the Constitution
The full text amendments 11 through 27 to the Constitution that have been ratified.
Amendments Not Ratified
The full text of amendments to the Constitution that have been proposed but not ratified.