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Constitution Trivia

  • 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 Convention.
  • 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.