US Constitution signed and submitted for ratification (52 words)

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The United States Constitution, which established the powers, duties, procedures and the structure of the government, was adopted on 17th September, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 39 delegates of the 70 members of the constitutional convention actually signed (ratified) the constitution. The Constitution established the United States government as it exists today.

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