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U.S. History Topics » Government » U.S. Constitution

Constitution Day Resources

features primary documents, lesson plans, and stories for kids. Stories tell about the Articles of Confederation, James Madison's contribution to the Constitution, the adoption of the Bill of Rights, the 14th Amendment, the 19th Amendment (women's suffrage), and the 24th Amendment (ending the poll tax). (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

The 13th Amendment declared that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States." Formally abolishing slavery in the United States, the 13th Amendment was passed by the Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865.
The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, on November 15, 1777.

Articles of Confederation


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