The Constitution of the United States of America

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The Constitution of the United States of America

Post  Skwirlinator on Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:57 pm

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The members of the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Constitutional Convention convened in response to dissatisfaction with the Articles of Confederation and the need for a strong centralized government. After four months of secret debate and many compromises, the proposed Constitution was submitted to the states for approval. Although the vote was close in some states, the Constitution was eventually ratified and the new Federal government came into existence in 1789. The Constitution established the U.S. government as it exists today.


Text of the Constitution as ratified by the Constitutional Convention on Sept. 17, 1787.

Date of publication from Evans.

Text in three columns.

Evans 20822

Alden, J.E. Rhode Island, 1104

LC copy annotated at top of p. [2]: Town-clerk of East-Greenwich.

Source: Transfer from Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.


Broadsides--Rhode Island--Providence--1787.
United States--Rhode Island--Providence.
Broadsheet format (Printing)--Rhode Island--Providence--1787.
Related Names

United States. Constitutional Convention (1787)
Carter, John, 1745-1814, printer.
Constitutional Convention Broadside Collection (Library of Congress)

1 sheet ([2] p.) ; 39 x 27 cm.
Call Number

Const Conv no. 8
Digital ID

( Copy 1 ) bdsdcc c0801
( Copy 2 ) bdsdcc c0802

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