Constitution Day 2013
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
--The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States
Start out by reading the Constitution of the United States itself, along with the Bill of Rights and the later Amendments to the Constitution. Then check out high-resolution copies of these original documents.
When you've studied up, test your constitutional knowledge with this quiz from the Washington Post.
Need more information? Check out this great collection of questions and answers on our founding documents.
Ever wonder which amendments to constitution never made the cut? Read up on amendments passed by Congress but never ratified by the states.