March 26, 2017

Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Constitution

Congress.gov (U.S. Legislative Information) Constitution of the United States as originally adopted Annotated U.S. Constitution Proposed constitutional amendments, 2001-present Primary source lesson plans & activities Learning from the Source: Jefferson’s Rough Draft of the Declaration The Declaration of Independence: Created Equal? Historical Scene Investigation: I Smelt a Rat The Constitution: Drafting a More Perfect Union The Constitution: Counter … [Read more...]

Today in History: Establishing U.S. Troops

Today in History–September 29–the Library of Congress features the official establishment of the U.S. military by Congress on this day in 1789. The act, spurred on by President George Washington, legalized the existing U.S. Army, a small force inherited from the Continental Congress that had been created under the Articles of Confederation. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access troop-related primary sources. Images of troops Newspaper … [Read more...]