Understanding the Constitution: How the Document was Composed

Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Rob Natelson

“The Constitution’s framers were familiar with a long line of Anglo-American documentary landmarks, of which the most famous was Magna Carta and the most recent were state constitutions and the Articles of Confederation. But in drafting the U.S. Constitution, the framers composed a document unique for its balance and beauty. The Constitutional Convention commenced business in late May 1787.” [editor’s note: And promptly exceeded its mandate to propose amendments to the Articles of Confederation, instead putting over the counter-revolution – TLK] (09/07/21)