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“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

For The Constitution was made in 1787 and became law in 1789 when nine out of 13 states ratified it which mean they formally approved it as law. it is still the source and plan of government power today in the United States. The U.S. Constitution established America’s national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens. The first ten amendments are known as the bill of rights.   This document was signed on September 17, 1787, by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. The words ‘We the people have stayed the same, but today citizen have more rights.

The first governing document, the articles of confederation, and the national government was too weak in power that the states were going as independent countries. In the 1787 convention, the delegates provided a plan to make the federal government much stronger by making three branches such as: executive, legislative and judicial. This system will checks and balances ensures that the government has balance power.