U.S. Constitution

"The Declaration of Independence was the promise; the Constitution was the fulfillment."
(111th Congress, 1st Session/Senate Doc. 111-4) 

About the Constitution

McConnell Center's U.S. Constitution cover

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. Originally comprising seven articles, it delineates the national frame of government. As the University of Louisville's sponsor for U.S. Constitution Day, the McConnell Center hosts a series of events designed to commemorate the 1787 signing of the pivotal document each year in September. Download a copy of the Constitution here. 

Reflection and Choice

The McConnell Center released a new edition of the Federalist Papers with select Anti-Federalist Writings in September 2020, entitled Reflection and Choice: Federalists, Anti-Federalists, and the Debate that Defined America. Along with its publication, the McConnell Center is hosting a variety of events and learning opportunities related to the constitutional debates. Click here to read about our Teacher Scholars Program. To stay up to date on our events, please subscribe to our newsletter