Constitution Day

About Consitution Day

All Americans are aware our Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. However, do you know when and where the Constitution was signed? Do you know when it was ratified?

The Constitution of the United States, the foundation of our country, was signed after four months of discussions on September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia. It was ratified after ¾ of the states approved it in 1788. As a condition of its acceptance, the first 10 Amendments, known as the Bill of Rights were added to establish the individual liberties and rights of American citizens, and prevent acts of tyranny by the federal government. The Constitution is an evolving document and has 27 Amendments today. The original Constitution is a permanent exhibit at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

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