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U.S. Constitution Day 2018

In celebration of Constitution Day on the 17th of September, we’ve put together this content collection on U.S. constitutionalism. Jump to a section using the links below, or scroll down to browse. Happy reading!

Freedom of Speech | History of US Constitutionalism | Journal Articles | Series

Freedom of speech is a fundamental and oft-quoted part of the United States Constitution. But what do we actually mean by ‘free speech’, and what factors may have an impact on its place in democratic society? Read on to learn more:

Signed on September 17th, 1787, by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, and amended twenty-seven times since, the United States Constitution has evolved over hundreds of years, growing and reshaping to reflect the changing needs of American society. Here we look at the Constitution through a historical lens to discover when and why such changes were made:

To support this content collection, we have collated a number of journal articles to offer further insight into the topic of American Constitutionalism:

These Oxford University Press series provide a deep-dive into US constitutionalism and American law; explore them today and learn more about the legal systems that underpin America:

  • The Complete American Constitutionalism
  • The Complete American Constitutionalism is designed to be the comprehensive treatment and source for debates on the American constitutional experience. It provides the analysis, resources, and materials both domestic and foreign readers must understand with regards to the practice of constitutionalism in the United States. 
  • Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the US
  • The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. 
  • Oxford Commentaries on American Law
  • Oxford Commentaries on American Law offers expert analysis of foundational issues across American law, and includes titles that examine a broad spectrum of topics from the principles of contract law to the sources and limits of presidential power through the executive branch.