United States Constitution -
The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. The Constitution is the framework for the organization of the United States government and for the relationship of the federal government with the states, citizens, and all people within the United States. The United States Constitution was written in 1787, but it did not take effect until after it was ratified in 1789, when it replaced the Articles of Confederation.
made a major contribution to the ratification of the Constitution by writing, with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, the Federalist essays. In later years, and still today, he is referred to as the "Father of the Constitution".
** We would like to offer a special "Thank you" to the students in Mrs. Neel's 6th grade class from Festus, Missouri for their hard work and help in keeping our history accurate!