The U.S. Constitution: A Reader

Featuring 113 essential primary source documents, THE U.S. CONSTITUTION: A READER is taught as part of the core undergraduate course on the U.S. Constitution at Hillsdale College.

Divided into eleven sections with introductions by members of Hillsdale's Politics Department faculty, readings cover the American founding, Civil War, Progressivism, and the rise of the administrative state.

We invite you to join Hillsdale College as together we study the Constitution.

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Explore topics of inquiry into American constitutionalism. Engage important debates between the Founders and Progressives. Browse an illustrated timeline of the Constitution. Read key quotes from American statesmen.