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The U.S Constitution was established and signed in 17, 1787, by the delegates to the Constitution Convention in Philadelphia and it was presided over by George Washington.
THE BILL OF RIGHTS
Under the Articles of Confederation, the national government was weak and states operated like independent countries.
At the 1787 convention, delegates devised a plan for a stronger federal government with three branches–executive, legislative and judicial–along with a system of checks and balances
In 1791 The Bill of Rights were issued and were 10 amendments guaranteeing basic individual protections such as freedom of speech and religion.
In the more than 200 years since the Constitution was created, America has stretched across the entire continent and has a population and economy that has expanded more than the document’s framers likely ever could have envisioned
To date, there have been 27 amendments. "The U.S. Constitution." History.com. A&E Television Networks. Web. 10 Feb. 2016. "U.S. Constitution." LII / Legal Information Institute. Web. 10 Feb. 2016.
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