Did you know The Constitution was signed by the Founding Fathers on September 17, 1787?
That was 226 years ago!
This day became a national holiday back in 2004, as a day for Americans to commemorate the signing.
Here are some fast facts about The Constitution, all from the official Constitution Center website!
- The U.S. Constitution was written in the same Pennsylvania State House where the Declaration of Independence was signed.
- The Constitution was signed on September 17th. But it wasn't until 1788 that it was ratified by the necessary nine states.
- In 1791, Americans added a list of rights to the Constitution. The first ten amendments became known as The Bill of Rights.
- Of the written national constitutions, the U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest.
CLICK HERE to check out the Constitution Center Website!