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We The People

Since the beginning of the We the People program in 1987, over 28 million students and 90 thousand educators have been a part of this innovative program that combines a deep understanding of contemporary Constitutional issues with a rich culminating activity of a simulated congressional hearing. Each year, in classrooms and history clubs across the country, thousands of students prepare for the We The People contest by discovering the legacy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights through the actions of American citizens in the courts and on the streets.

The National Archives at New York City supports local We The People contests with primary source documents related to the Constitution and the specific district level questions. To find out more about primary source document connections to the We The People competition, download our
Hearing Question: Congressional District Level.

For more information about the We The People program, visit the Center for Civic Education website. For information about the New York and New Jersey competition.

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