A constitution is a set of basic principles that determine the powers and duties of a government. The United States Constitution explains and outlines the powers of the United States government. The Constitution contains the Bill of Rights and has a total of 27 amendments.
Suffrage is the right to vote. In hte late 1700s, and when the United States was created, the only people who mainly received suffrage were white men who owned land because they were mostly educated. Women didn't receive suffrage until 1920.
The Articles of Confederation was the first attempt at a constitution in the United states. It did not work very well because it left the U.S. with a weak central government. The Articles of Confederation was thrown out and a new constitution was created in 1787.