The U.S. Constitution developed America’s nationwide federal government and also basic laws, and assured certain basic civil liberties for its people. It was joined September 17, 1787, by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, presided over by George Washington. Under America’s very first controling file, the Articles of Confederation, the nationwide government was weak and also states operated like independent countries. At the 1787 convention, delegates devised a plan for a more powerful federal government with three branches– exec, legal and judicial– in addition to a system of checks and equilibriums to make certain no solitary branch would certainly have way too much power. The Bill of Rights– 10 amendments ensuring basic individual securities such as freedom of expression and faith– entered into the Constitution in 1791. To this day, there have been an overall of 27 constitutional amendments.
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