Hand raising in the air in front of an American flag at a march at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in 2000

The Bill of Rights and Expanding Rights in America

Find primary source documents and teaching activities related to protecting and expanding rights in America in commemoration of Bill of Rights Day on December 15.

Bring the Constitution to Life

Get Ready for Constitution Day!

We have programs and resources to help you teach about the Constitution on Constitution Day or any day!

Images from Nixon Visits China activity

At-Home Learning Activities for High School

Check out these online resources for teaching American history or government to high school students.

How have Americans responded to immigration? activity on iPad

Resources for Online Teaching & Learning

For educators who are now teaching remotely and homeschooling parents, we have several resources for online teaching and learning at the National Archives.

Bring the Constitution to life!

Get Ready for Constitution Day!

Find resources for teaching the Constitution on Constitution Day, or any day!

Selection from Indictment of Jedediah Peck

A Seditious Petition

Less than 10 years after the ratification of the Bill of Rights, Revolutionary War veteran and NY State Legislator Jedediah Peck was arrested for distributing a petition.

Bill of Rights Day

December 15 is Bill of Rights Day, which commemorates the ratification of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. These two eBooks, created by us at the National Archives, are useful for teaching about the creation of the Bill of Rights and for how the protections afforded by the first 10 amendments have been … Continue reading Bill of Rights Day