- Constitutional Convention met at the State
House in Philadelphia, PA.
- There were 55 delegates to the Convention.
- Twelve of the Thirteen states were represented.
- Rhode Island did not send delegates to the
- The Constitution was drafted in 1787.
- James Madison is often called the "Father
of the Constitution."
- The Constitution became law on June 21, 1788
after 2/3 of the states ratified it.
- The ninth state to ratify the Constitution
was New Hampshire.
- Not all the states had ratified the Constitution
by April 30, 1789 when George Washington became the first President
of the United States.
- The structure of the document has not changed
since it was written.
- Amendments have provided the flexibility necessary
to meet changing circumstances.
- The Constitution is preserved for all to view
at the National Archives in Washington, DC.