The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. The Constitution, originally comprising seven articles, delineates the national frame of government.
- September 17, 1787
- June 21, 1788
- March 4, 1789
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A constitution is an aggregate of fundamental principles or established precedents that constitute the legal basis of a polity, organisation or other type of entity and commonly determine how that entity is to be governed.
The United States Constitution is the highest law of the United States of America. It was signed on September 17, 1787 by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Later, it was put into effect, or ratified, by representatives of the people of the first 13 states. When nine of the states ratified the document, they created a union of sovereign states, and a federal government for that union. That government started on March 4, 1789, which took the place of the Articles of Conf
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USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat.
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Once this happens, the amendment becomes part of the Constitution. The first ten amendments to the Constitution were all approved together. As a group, they are called the Bill of Rights. Unratified amendments. Between 1789 and December 2014, about 11,623 amendments were proposed in Congress.#What Does it Mean?Ratification Proposed:Ratified On:The states cannot be sued by people who live in other states or countries; the states can only be sued by their own citizens. Passed because the states were angry about the Supreme Court's decision in Chisholm v. Georgia. Overturned Chisholm v. GeorgiaMarch 4, 1794February 7, 1795Changed the way the President and the Vice President are electedDecember 9, 1803June 15, 1804Made slavery illegal in the United States. Also made involuntary servitude (being forced to work, often for very little pay) illegal, except as punishment for a crime.January 31, 1865December 6, 1865Promises due process rights before taking away "life, liberty, or property" (the Due Process Clause). Promises the country will give everyone "the equal protection of the laws" (the Equal Protection Clause). Says that all people born in the U.S. or naturalized here are citizens. Also deals with post-Civil War issues.June 13, 1866July 9, 1868
Thirty-three amendments to the United States Constitution have been proposed by the United States Congress and sent to the states for ratification since the Constitution was put into operation on March 4, 1789. Twenty-seven of these, having been ratified by the requisite number of states, are part of the Constitution.No.SubjectRatification(Proposed)Ratification(Completed)Protects freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and the right to petition the government.September 25, 1789December 15, 1791Protects the right to keep and bear armsSeptember 25, 1789December 15, 1791Restricts the quartering of soldiers in private homesSeptember 25, 1789December 15, 1791Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable causeSeptember 25, 1789December 15, 1791
The Constitution of Mexico, formally the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States (Spanish: Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is the current constitution of Mexico. It was drafted in Santiago de Querétaro , in the State of Querétaro , by a constituent convention, during the Mexican Revolution .
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- 5 February 1917; 103 years ago
The Constitution of the Confederate States was the supreme law of the Confederate States of America.It was adopted on March 11, 1861, and was in effect from February 22, 1862, to the conclusion of the American Civil War (May 1865).
The Constitution of India (IAST: Bhāratīya Saṃvidhāna) is the supreme law of India.   The document lays down the framework demarcating fundamental political code, structure, procedures, powers, and duties of government institutions and sets out fundamental rights, directive principles , and the duties of citizens.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary ...