Author: Federal Convention


The Constitution of the United States (1787–1992)

From May 25 to September 17, 1787, the Federal Convention met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to draft the Constitution of the United States. The Bill of Rights, ten amendments that detail individuals’ rights and immunities against the central government, was presented to the First Congress of the United States and ratified on September 25, 1789. From 1795 to 1992, seventeen additional amendments were ratified, all of which appear below.