The Constitution made a comeback these past few years. In 2009, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) replied to a question about the constitutionality of Obamacare with “Are you serious?” The American people were serious. They began carrying the Constitution everywhere, read it to their representatives, and then elected new Members of Congress who would actually read it too.
Reading the Constitution has been a great start, but it’s not enough. Now, we need to learn what it means. Heritage’s authoritative source on the Constitution is a tool to do just that: ConstitutionOnline.com.
It’s comprehensive. Heritage brought together 100 of the nation’s best legal experts to create the only clause-by-clause examination of the Constitution and how it’s been interpreted over the years.
It’s searchable. You won’t 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. Untangle years of contradictory case law and find the original meaning of the First Amendment and how it protects freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
It’s user-friendly. ConstitutionOnline.com was designed with your mobile device in mind. Whether Android, iPhone, Tablet, or iPad, ConstitutionOnline.com works and looks beautifully on them all. We’ve made it much easier to Facebook or tweet you favorite clause.
It’s teachable. You don’t need to go to law school to learn the Constitution. Teach yourself the Constitution with the teaching companion to the guide. Appropriate for classroom settings, reading groups, or individual self-study, 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’s for everyone. ConstitutionOnline.com gives students a real education on the Constitution and provides teachers with a tremendous resource for their classes. It’s also for Congressmen and their staff seeking ways to flex their constitutional muscles against the Professor-in-Chief (who may want to take a glimpse to learn what the Constitution actually means). ConstitutionOnline.com is for anyone who hungers for a deeper understanding of our First Principles and how they influence today’s debates.
No document is more central to securing “the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” than the United States Constitution, and no website is more thorough than ConstitutionOnline.com.