Web Links

eCUIP Digital Library

A timeline of various acts of British oppression against the colonists (Library of Congress American Memory)

The Murder of Crispus Attucks (Library of Congress American Memory)

Africans in America: Crispus Attucks
(PBS)

The Boston Massacre
(PBS)

The Founders' Constitution
(University of Chicago)

These documents offer insight into the history and interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. Document 6 gives an account of the debate in Congress regarding this amendment to the Constitution when it was proposed in 1789 as part of the Bill of Rights. It could be used like a "Readers Theater" piece with students.

National Archives and Records Administration


View the Bill of Rights and read a transcription of the Preamble and the 2nd and 3rd Amendments.

Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago