The US Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787 by the constitutional convention in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. It set a basis for how the government was to be run for the fledgeling nation. It established six different principles for how everything was to be run. These principles were Popular Sovereignty, a Limited Government, Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances, Judicial Review, and Federalism. All of these principles will be discussed throughout this webpage, divided into a 6th grade and 11th grade format.
The US Constitution is located at:
National Archives and Records Administration 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20408-0001
It is available for public viewing Monday Tuesday and Saturday from 9-5 and Wednesday Thursday and Friday from 9-9.