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The first constitution of the United States was the Articles of Confederation. It was a document signed among the 13 original colonies that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states. More »

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The Preamble to the United States Constitution is a written introduction to the statutes listed in the Constitution. The brief paragraph, written by the Constitutional Convention in 1787, is said to be the statement that... More »

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The founding fathers of the United States of America wrote the Constitution because the nation's original governing document, the Articles of Confederation, proved to be relatively powerless for law enforcement. The Arti... More »

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The Constitution's framers intended to alleviate many of the inefficiencies of the Articles of Confederation, but in so doing, they created a system that many felt threatened the sovereignty of the states and the freedom... More »

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America's first Constitution was called the Articles of Confederation. The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation on November 15, 1777, although ratification of the Constitution by all 13 states did n... More »

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According to the explanation of the Constitution on the official White House website, the Constitution was a product of its time in that it addressed various contemporary political concerns, such as the weakness of the A... More »

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