The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States
of America and is the framework for the organization of the three branches
of government. It was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional
Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Constitution been amended twenty-seven times; the first ten amendments
are known as the Bill of Rights. It is the second oldest written constitution still
in use by any nation in the world. The original handwritten document penned
by Jacob Shallus is on display at the National Achieves in Washington, D.C.
Assembly Room, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the
U.S. Constitution was drafted. (Dailyville photostream)