Download The Constitution of the United States of America with Explanatory Notes in PDF Version.
The Constitution of the United States, the brainchild of some of America’s greatest leaders following the colonies’ War for Independence, has protected Americans’ rights and liberties since it went into effect on June 21, 1788. The document also has served as an inspiration to patriots everywhere who wish to establish “a wise and just Government,” the goal delegate George Mason set for the framers gathered at the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
For readers interested in the study of this historic document and its relevance to contemporary democratic government, this publication offers the complete, authoritative text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the other amendments ratified since the first 10. It includes an essay on the historical developments that led to the convening of the Constitutional Convention, the disputes and compromises among the delegates, and the ratification and amendment process. Finally, it also provides explanatory notes for the text of the Constitution and its 27 amendments.