Constitution of the United States


Constitution of the United States
Constitution of the U|nit|ed States, the
also Constitution
the highest law of the government of the US, often unofficially called the Constitution. The Constitution was first written at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and it officially came into use in 1789. It consists of seven ↑articles and 27 ↑amendments (=additions and changes to the original) .

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