Constitution of the United States

(1787)

Impact

The introduction and implementation of the Constitution had a profound impact on the nation. At a time when the principles of the American Revolution were being questioned, it provided a necessary and revolutionary change in how the United States would be governed. If the Constitution had not been either proposed or adopted, the United States might have stayed a loose confederation of states, evolved into a parliamentary system of government, become a monarchy, returned into the British Empire, become separate confederacies, or adopted a different form of government at a...

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Constitution of the United States (National Archives and Records Administration)

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