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U.S. History Topics » Government » U.S. Constitution

Constitution of the U.S.

recounts how the Constitution was created and ratified. Learn about the Bill of Rights. Read biographies of the Founding Fathers -- the 55 delegates who gathered in Philadelphia (May 1787) to revise the Articles of Confederation but ended up drafting an entirely new plan of government. (National Archives and Records Administration)

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Interesting Fact:

The idea of holding a convention to revise the Articles of Confederation originated in a proposal by James Madison and John Tyler that Congress be given power to regulate commerce throughout the Confederation.
Image of the Constitution of the U.S. showing the famous, 'We the people...'

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