Constitution Bee participants will be required to have a broad knowledge of facts on the Constitution as well as knowledge on the authors of the Constitution. The Bee will include questions that are:
- Objective — Fact based questions that require little interpretation.
Example Question: "In which amendment is the right to free speech guaranteed?"
- Subjective — Questions designed to test your understanding of constitutional principles.
These include knowing some facts but will also ask "why?"
With this in mind it will be important to study a variety of sources. There are several free study materials available that are listed below but feel free to study other items that you feel will be beneficial.
- The U.S. Constitution — http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html
- Founding Documents — https://nccs.net/online-resources/americas-founding-documents
- Constitution based articles — https://nccs.net/archives
- Other Historical Documents — http://www.usconstitution.net/otherdocs.html
- The Federalist Papers — https://www.congress.gov/resources/display/content/The+Federalist+Papers
- The Constitution at a glance — Click to download PDF
- The Making of America Seminar — https://nccs.net/seminars/watch-our-recorded-seminar
- Hillsdale College Constitution Introduction — http://online.hillsdale.edu/constitution
- Hillsdale College Constitution 101 — https://online.hillsdale.edu/course/con101/schedule
- Hillsdale College on the Federalist Papers — http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/federalist-papers/home/course-schedule