In the summer of 1787, fifty-five men gathered at the statehouse in Philadelphia to examine, and then amend the failing Articles of Confederation. The document they went on to produce throughout the course of the summer is one of the great political writings of all time, influenced by the great thinkers of their time and of the past.
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The original Constitution did not contain a Bill of Rights.
The original document did not provide a bill to protect individual rights. The Bill of Rights was added in 1791, three years after the Constitution was ratified into law.
Which famous founding father did not sign the Constitution?
Thomas Jefferson did not sign his name to the famous parchment– he was in France where he served as an U.S. diplomat.
The Bill of Rights originally included 12 amendments.
The Bill of Rights was originally submitted to the states with 12 proposed amendments– only 10 were approved.
What year did the Constitution become law?
Although written in 1787, the Constitution was not ratified into law until 1788.
Which states name is misspelled in the Constitution?
The Pennsylvania clerk who penned the original copy of the document misspelled his own states name– with one N.
The U.S. Constitution is the longest constitution of any government in the world.
At only 4,400 words, the U.S. Constitution is the shortest document of its kind in the world.
The Constitution and Declaration of Independence were signed in the same building.
The Constitution was written in Independence Hall– the same building where 56 congressional delegates signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Which of these famous phrases is from the Constitution?
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union appears on the first line of the Constitution. The other two phrases famously appear in the Declaration of Independence and Gettysburg Address.
The first national Thanksgiving Day was created to celebrate the ratification of the Constitution.
Forget Plymouth Rock, the first Thanksgiving Day was created by George Washington in 1789 to celebrate the Constitution.
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The comment you made in your video on December 6th, 2015. Is invalid because, The civil war was not a cause of the civil war breaking out. It was because the south succeeded from the Union. Not slavery. Yes it was stated that Abraham Lincoln wanted to put an end to slavery. But that was not until later in the conflict. The main reason he the civil war broke out is because of this; The South succeeded from the Union, and Abraham Lincoln wanted to reunite the Union.
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