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A new, full-featured website called Founders Online makes available many of the documents that pertain to the founding of the Constitution as well as many of America’s early Presidents.

The author, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, writes that the value of the papers of the Founding Fathers goes beyond their scholarly importance. They are American Scripture.

Historians rely on this collection which is housed in the National Archives building as a primary sources of research.

By putting these documents online and therefore making them accessible to the public, the Archives builds a network in local communities and every state where people can dig through the thoughts and ideas of our nation’s founders.