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Professor Gordon Lloyd Launches Bill of Rights Website
Gordon Lloyd, professor of public policy at the School of Public Policy, has launched a website on the Bill of Rights. TeachingAmericanHistory.org is divided into two parts: The Documentary History of the Bill of Rights and The Politics of the Bill of Rights.
The main themes of the web resource are 1.) to portray the seemingly timeless quality of the Bill of Rights, which reaches back into remote antiquity from the Magna Carta through the English and Colonial periods and into the Revolutionary era, and 2.) to show the politics of give-and-take that was central to the creation and adoption of the United States Bill of Rights.
Notable features of the site include a document library containing original source documents, from the founding of America through the 20th century and beyond; professional development opportunities for teachers; live online graduate courses for social studies teachers; We the Teachers, a history and government teaching resource blog; interactive exhibits on the American founding; and other resources.
Access is provided in the form of tables, summaries, commentaries, a module, an Excel spreadsheet, and paintings. Lloyd also has comprehensive websites on the Constitutional Convention, the Federalist-Antifederalist Debate, and the Ratification of the Constitution that all reside on TeachingAmericanHistory.org.