About this Civics Library
By the time we are adults, each of us has developed an almost intuitive grasp of justice. When we see someone being treated unfairly, we are offended ourselves. This civics library has been created because no one is born with an intuitive knowledge of our country’s heritage and the principles upon which our government and laws are built.
Included in this library are more than 50 articles explaining the U.S. Constitution and its Amendments. The articles provide a historical and philosophical context to the constitutional issues that are at the core of many of today’s controversies. In addition, many of the articles trace the development of constitutional law from the birth of our nation through the trail of U.S. Supreme Court cases that apply it to contemporary conflicts.
Learning about our civic heritage is a continual process. It doesn’t end the moment a person graduates high school or college. This civics library is for adults and teachers, as well as for students. A variety of lesson plans are offered for teachers who would like to incorporate constitutional studies into their curriculum.
A section of Internet links is also included for those who would like to find more information, more perspectives and other organizations that serve as resources on the Constitution, the courts and the law.
Just as the law is continually changing, so will this website. Lesson plans will be added as well as additional articles and speech outlines.