U. S. Constitution Facts and Figures
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The Constitution of the United States was signed on September 17, 1787, by 39 members of the Constitutional Congress.
12 states attended the Constitutional Convention which created a new constitution or design for government.
The Constitution provides for 3 separate branches of government in order to avoid tyranny. A system of checks and balances allows each branch to prevent abuses of power by another.
The Constitution specifies that the legislative branch of the government consists of 2 parts, the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The President, who heads the executive branch of the government, is required by the Constitution to be at least 35 years old.
In order for the new Constitution to come into effect, it had to be ratified by 9 of the 13 states.
The first 10 amendments to the Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights.
Today there are a total of 27 amendments to the Constitution.
The 16th Amendment, which came into effect in 1913, established the federal income tax.
Women were not guaranteed the right to vote until 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified.
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