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Did you know that the first 10 amendments of the US Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights? Did you know that the US Constitution did not authorize women the right to vote until 1920? Did you know that the Constitution has been amended twenty-seven times? Do you know who was nicknamed the Father of the Constitution? Read our facts sheet to discover the answer an learn more information about American history

Fun Fact 1: What is the U.S. Constitution? Definition: The US constitution consists of 7 Articles that collectively set out the principles and laws that regulate American government

Fun Fact 2: The U.S. Constitution was written in Pennsylvania State House, Philadelphia in 1787. The Pennsylvania State House is now known as Independence Hall

Fun Fact 3: Who wrote the US Constitution? In 1787 all thirteen American colonies were invited by Continental Congress to send representatives to collectively draft a governing document. The delegates worked together to form the Constitution; however the person credited with the physical writing of the document was New York statesmen Gouverneur Morris

Fun Fact 4: Although the Constitution was written in 1787 it took time to become ratified by the American colonies; the US Constitution finally went into effect on March 4, 1789

Fun Fact 5: Ratification definition: Ratification or to ratify something means to make something valid or to confirm suitability

Fun Fact 6: the U.S. Constitution is made up of 7 original Articles and 27 amendments; the first 10 amendments are known as the Bill of Rights

Fun Fact 7: What is the Bill of Rights? The first 10 amendments of the U.S. Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. These 10 amendments convey the rights and privileges of America citizens

Fun Fact 8: The Bill of Rights came into effect on December 15, 1791

Fun Fact 9: The First Amendment establishes rights of freedom of speech including that of assembly, media and religion

Fun Fact 10: Establishing the US Constitution created a "firm league of friendship" between the American states

Fun Fact 11: The US Constitution was influenced by an English charter which was called the Magna Carta (authorized by King John in the year 1215)

Fun Fact 12: Who was nicknamed the Father of the Constitution? James Madison is considered to be the Father of the US Constitution because he played a key role in preparing the document

Fun Fact 13: Did you know that the U.S. Constitution is the shortest constitution in the world? The original document consisted of just 4,400 words!

Fun Fact 14: Who signed the US Constitution? The original constitution had 39 signatories including Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, and George Washington

Fun Fact 15: Who were the Founding Fathers of the United States of America? The Founding Fathers was the collective name given to the political leaders and statesmen who took part in the signing of the Declaration of Independence and established the US Constitution

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