The Constitution of the United States of America 1787

The delegates to the convention became known as the framers of the constitution. The US Constitution is the work of many combined intellects and sought to include various different viewpoints.

The Constitution of the United States of America 1787

The Constitution of the United States of America 1787

The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. It announced that the thirteen American colonies, who were at war with Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, no longer considered themselves part of the British Empire. They now called themselves a new nation, The United States of America. This famous document went on to become a well-known keystone of the human rights movement. However, the newly formed state had no real identity or philosophy and were merely a loose collection of states that had freed themselves from colonial rule. The Continental Congress was considered to be their governing body and by 1777, this congress decided to bring the colonies together via the articles of confederation. Individual states could come together on a common platform whenever issues that affected all of them arose, but inside each state, there was freedom to conduct affairs independently. In time, the states realized that there was no centralized power which became necessary to maintain unity and uniformity. In 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia led by George Washington established a strong central policy with a federal system for states and the three branches: the judiciary, the executive and the legislative. The delegates to the convention became known as the framers of the constitution. The US Constitution is the work of many combined intellects and sought to include various different viewpoints. They included famous Americans like Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, George Washington, George Mason and many others. The average age at the convention was about 38 - which was appropriate for the founding and the birth of a young nation. After nearly four months of intense debate and discussions, the final document was agreed upon. Since then, there have been nearly 27 amendments to the constitution, the most important being the Bill of Rights. This famous document, which begins, "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility...." has become the template for many countries which became independent in later years...

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Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States of America, 1786-1870: Letters and papers relating to the Constitution, to July 31, 17788
Language: en
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Authors: United States. Bureau of Rolls and Library
Categories: Constitutional history
Type: BOOK - Published: 1905 - Publisher:

Books about Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States of America, 1786-1870: Letters and papers relating to the Constitution, to July 31, 17788
Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States of America, 1786-1870: Letters and papers relating to the Constitution, to July 31, 1788
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: United States. Department of State. Bureau of Rolls and Library
Categories: Constitutional history
Type: BOOK - Published: 1905 - Publisher:

Books about Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States of America, 1786-1870: Letters and papers relating to the Constitution, to July 31, 1788
Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States of America, 1786-1870: pt. III, May, 1894. The Constitution as signed in convention; proceedings in Congress; ratification. pt. IV, Sept. 1894. The amendments
Language: en
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Authors: United States. Bureau of Rolls and Library
Categories: Constitutional history
Type: BOOK - Published: 1894 - Publisher:

Books about Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States of America, 1786-1870: pt. III, May, 1894. The Constitution as signed in convention; proceedings in Congress; ratification. pt. IV, Sept. 1894. The amendments
Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States of America, 1786-1870: pt. V, Oct. 1897. Madison's notes of the proceedings of the Federal convention
Language: en
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Authors: United States. Bureau of Rolls and Library
Categories: Constitutional history
Type: BOOK - Published: 1894 - Publisher:

Books about Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States of America, 1786-1870: pt. V, Oct. 1897. Madison's notes of the proceedings of the Federal convention
The Constitution of the United States of America ; with the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation
Language: en
Pages: 111
Authors: United States. Bureau of Rolls and Library
Categories: Constitutional history
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

Originally drafted by the Constitutional Convention in 1787, the Constitution defines the United States of America. This greatest of all American documents not only establishes our system of government, it limits the power of that government, specifying our irrevocable rights and privileges as individuals. The Constitution remains as relevant today

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