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United States Constitution

United States Constitution

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Published by: Aamir Hussain on May 29, 2010
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United States Constitution
United States Constitution
Page one of the original copy of the Constitution
Created
September 17, 1787
June 21, 1788
Location
Authors
Delegates of thePhiladelphia Convention
 
Signers
39 of the 55 PhiladelphiaConvention delegates
Purpose
 
This article is part of the series:
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The
Constitution of the United States of America
 
of theUnited States. It isthe foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and the federal government of the United States. It provides the framework for theorganization of theUnited States government
 
 and for the relationship of the federal governmentto the states, to citizens, and to all people within the United States.The Constitution defines the three branches of the national government: a legislature, the bicameralCongress
 
; an executive branch led by thePresident;and a judicial branch headed bytheSupreme Court
 
. The Constitution specifies the powers and duties of each branch. TheConstitution reserves all unenumerated powers for the respectivestatesand the people, therebyestablishing thefederal system
 
of government.The United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by theConstitutionalConventioninPhiladelphia
 
, andratifiedby conventions in eachU.S. statein the name of "The People". The Constitution has beenamendedtwenty-seven times; the first tenamendments are known as theBill of Rights
 
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