Center for the Study of the American Constitution

Housed within the History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, CSAC does research and publishes materials relating to the creation and ratification of the American Constitution.

Center for the Study of the American Constitution

Housed within the History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, CSAC does research and publishes materials relating to the creation and ratification of the American Constitution.

Henry David Thoreau dies

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From Norman Rockwell's "Freedom of Speech"

The First Amendment

This page from EDSITEment features resources relating to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and presents information about the history and application of the amendment.

Edward Everett Hale, abolitionist & short story writer, born

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Washington in Emmanuel Leutze's painting, "Washington Crossing the Delaware"

The Constitution of the United States of America

Constitution Day commemorates the signing of our supreme law in 1787. EDSITEment's resources cover the Constitutional Convention, the text of the Constitution, the federalist debates, and much more.

Abraham Lincoln delivers Cooper Union speech

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Abolitionist Frederick Douglass dies

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"Slavery by Another Name"

Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute, NEH-funded documentary challenging one of America's most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film is viewable online and the website enriched with an interactive map and timeline with text, videos, photos, a searchable selection of themes, enriched with clips, commentary, and more.