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United States Constitution

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most people tend to forget about the [[Articles of Confederation]]
[[Image:Constitution.jpg|thumb|300px|The United States Constitution]]
The United States Constitution is the supreme legal text that forms formed the current form [[United States]] government. It superseded the [[Articles of Confederation]]. The Constitution was developed at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787 and proposed to the states on September 17, 1787.<ref></ref> It became law when nine out of thirteen states ratified it. It took effect on March 4, 1789. It is the oldest constitution of its type still in effect.