1776 to 1789
A 4,543-word document outlining the United States government and its functions
After the Revolutionary War, the Articles of Confederation left the new United States weak and nearly out of money. A new form of government was needed.
Fifty-five representatives met in Philadelphia to create a new and better government for the United States of America
The U. S. Constitution created a government that has worked for over 200 years. Many other countries have modeled their own governments after the U.S. Constitution.