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About these resources
The following resources are recommended on the role sheets for the game; your role sheet will direct you to specific portions of these resources. Where possible, there are links to the online version. If the item is also or only available in the library in print, there will be a link to the catalog record showing the physical location and availability. Sources available in full in the game book are not listed here.
Role sheet resources
The Founders' Constitution. Abbreviated FC.
When using the online version, click on the link and then click on “Contents,” found both above and below the picture. A table of contents page will appear. It divides material into “Major Themes” and “The Constitution”; it does not, however, show volume number or page numbers. Volume 1 is organized thematically and is titled “Major Themes”; volumes 2 and 3 are organized by Articles, Sections, and Clauses of the Constitution. When searching for material in volume 1, click on the relevant chapter title—for example, “Popular Basis of Political Authority”; when searching for material in volumes 2 and 3, click on the relevant Article, Section, and Clause of the Constitution (abbreviated A, S, C). A title page will appear, listing and numbering the documents included. Click on the relevant document according to number. At the bottom of the document is a link called “Easy to print version.” By clicking on the link, a version of the document showing volume number and page number will appear. If you would rather use the print version, see the library record for the location.
The Debates of the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, 2nd ed., vol. 2. Abbreviated Debates.
No page numbers are provided in the online version. Search the document to find the
relevant date; then find the speaker, whose name appears in uppercase letters.
Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, 4 vols.
Click on the appropriate volume. Scroll past the table of contents. Page numbers are provided in the right margin in brackets.
The Federalist Papers
Papers are identified by numbers arranged in boxes—for example No. 10 for Federalist, #10. Click on the appropriate box and the text will appear.
The Men Who Made the Constitution by
This book explores the lives and contributions of all delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, including those who left before the Convention ended and those who stayed until the last day but refused to sign.