Every year we celebrate the birth of our nation on the Fourth of July. The date of the document that secured our freedom, however, is of equal importance. September 17, 2022, marks the 235th anniversary of the Constitution. Our friends at The Heritage Foundation have developed an amazing resource for your family to celebrate and contemplate our nation’s founding document: The Heritage Guide to the Constitution.
Rob Gordon, former Senior Advisor for Strategic Outreach at the Heritage Foundation, wrote the following message about this resource:
From the Preamble to the Twenty-Seventh Amendment, Heritage’s Guide to the Constitution is a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of every single clause in the Constitution.
What are some of the features of this excellent resource? It is:
Comprehensive—Heritage brought together one hundred of the nation’s best legal experts to create the only clause-by-clause examination of the Constitution and how they have been interpreted over the years.
Searchable—You will not need Google to search the Constitution anymore. Search the entire document and hundreds of essays by the nation’s leading legal experts on the historical context, meaning, and judicial interpretation of each clause.
User-friendly— This was designed with your mobile device in mind.
Teachable—You do not need to go to law school to learn the Constitution. Teach yourself the Constitution with the teaching companion to the guide. The teaching companion covers every clause in the Constitution, summarizes each essay in the guide, and includes exercises and quizzes to facilitate understanding of the Constitution’s main concepts. It is a great resource for homeschooling families or high school students working on reports and debates.
The Heritage Guide to the Constitution is for anyone who hungers for a deeper understanding of our first principles and how they influence today’s debates.