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The '''United States Constitution''' is the law of the United States of America. It was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later ratified by conventions in each state in the name of "the People"; it has since been amended seventeen times, minus the 10 added through the Bill of Rights. The Constitution has a central place in United States law and political culture. The U.S. Constitution is argued by many to be the oldest written national constitution. The handwritten, or "engrossed", original document is on display at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. The United States Constitution has 4,543 words, including the signatures.  
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{{USConstitution}}{{tnr}}The '''United States Constitution''' is the law of the United States of America. It was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later ratified by conventions in each state in the name of "the People"; it has since been amended seventeen times, minus the 10 added through the Bill of Rights. The Constitution has a central place in United States law and political culture. The U.S. Constitution is argued by many to be the oldest written national constitution. The handwritten, or "engrossed", original document is on display at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. The United States Constitution has 4,543 words, including the signatures.  
  
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==[[Preamble, United States Constitution|Preamble]]==
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==[[Article I, United States Constitution|Article I: The Legislative Branch]]==
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==[[Article II, United States Constitution|Article II: The Executive Branch]]==
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==[[Article III, United States Constitution|Article III: The Judicial Branch]]==
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==[[Article IV, United States Constitution|Article IV: The States]]==
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==[[Article V, United States Constitution|Article V: Amendment]]==
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==[[Article VI, United States Constitution|Article VI: Debts, Supremacy, Oaths]]==
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==[[Article VII, United States Constitution|Article VII: Ratification]]==
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==Amendments==
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===[[Bill of Rights, United States Constitution|Bill of Rights]]===
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===Subsequent amendments===
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==External links==
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*[http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html Transcript of the United States Constitution]
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*[http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html Transcript of the Bill of Rights]
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*[http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_amendments_11-27.html Transcript of Amendments 11-27]
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Revision as of 20:34, 11 January 2012

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The United States Constitution is the law of the United States of America. It was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later ratified by conventions in each state in the name of "the People"; it has since been amended seventeen times, minus the 10 added through the Bill of Rights. The Constitution has a central place in United States law and political culture. The U.S. Constitution is argued by many to be the oldest written national constitution. The handwritten, or "engrossed", original document is on display at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. The United States Constitution has 4,543 words, including the signatures.

Preamble

Article I: The Legislative Branch

Article II: The Executive Branch

Article III: The Judicial Branch

Article IV: The States

Article V: Amendment

Article VI: Debts, Supremacy, Oaths

Article VII: Ratification

Amendments

Bill of Rights

Subsequent amendments

External links