Constitution of the United States

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The basic written set of principles and precedents of federal government in the US, which came into operation in 1789 and has since been modified by twenty-six amendments.

Constitution State an informal name for Connecticut, where the draft US Constitution was ratified in 1788.

Subjects: Law — United States History.

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