Question 66
Writing the Constitution
When was the Constitution written?

The Constitution was written in 1787. The American army won the War of Independence in 1783. For several years, the U.S. was governed by a congress of representatives from the states. But in 1787, delegates for the states met in Philadelphia to create a stronger federal government. They wrote the Constitution that gave the framework for the government we have today. The Constitution was written in 1787.

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