September 17, 2009

The US Constitution - 17 September 1787

On this date in 1787, the Constitutional Convention completed its work on the US Constitution and 39 of the 55 delegates who had worked on it signed their names to the completed document.

Page 1; American Milestone Documents
Click the image above to see a high resolution image of this page and use the filmstrip below the image to see the other pages of the constitution, the Bill of Rights and the other amendments.

Signers of the Constitution

The National Archives has a nice page with a painting of the signers, and links to information about them.

For those of you who like to get into the details, on Footnote you can also browse through the Records of the Constitutional Convention to see what it took to create a new government for the United States.

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