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.

two warships from 1812

A Sailor's Life for Me!

Experience life aboard “Old Ironsides” USS Constitution in this interactive game, A Sailor’s Life for Me! Sail to Victory. Learn about naval battleships  in the NEH-funded PBS documentary The War of 1812.

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.

Congress makes “Star Spangled Banner” official national anthem

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Clockwise from top left: Presidents Roosevelt, Reagan, Truman, and Eisenhower

Electing America's President

EDSITEment looks at the history of American presidential elections from George Washington to the present.

Wampanoag warrior

Celebrate "We Shall Remain" for Native American Heritage Month

EDSITEment celebrates the PBS series "We Shall Remain" for Native American Heritage Month and shows how it can be used in the classroom.

Photograph of a Hopi woman basket weaver, c. 1910

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, and NEH and EDSITEment have numerous teaching resources to help students discover Native American history.

Exterior of the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI

Jewish American Heritage Month

Each May, EDSITEment celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month by pointing to the rich array of educational resources on this subject.

Clockwise from top left: Presidents Roosevelt, Reagan, Truman, and Kennedy

PBS: “The Presidents”: EDSITEment’s Related Lesson Plans and Websites

For Presidents' Day, EDSITEment has collected lesson plans and websites covering the history of the presidency and some of its most famous office holders.