September 17th The anniversary of the U.S. Constitution!
The Constitution of the United States of America The oldest federal constitution in existence was written by a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen original states in Philadelphia in May 1787, Rhode Island failing to send a delegate. George Washington presided over the session, which lasted until September 17, 1787. The draft (originally a preamble and seven Articles) was submitted to all thirteen states and was to become effective when ratified by nine states. It went into effect on the first Wednesday in March 1789, having been ratified by New Hampshire, the ninth state to approve, on June 21, 1788. All 13 states then ratified the Constitution.
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Answer the following quetions
Who “wrote the Constitution?
Name the principles that the Constitution are based on?
What does popular soveriegnty mean?
What Supreme courts role?