Historical Documents

Online Historical Documents

Declaration of Independence

U.S. Constitution

Bill of Rights

Signing of the Constitution
Signing of the Constitution The scene at the signing of the Constitution oil painting by Howard Chandler Christy, 1940. Courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol, Washington, DC


Often, one reads a reference to the Founding Fathers. Those are the men who traveled long distances to meet together and collaborate to design the U.S. system of government. Learn more about these men by clicking here.