Constitution facts: Adam Freshwater

1.) Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17, the anniversary of the day the framers signed the document

2.) The word democracy is not in the Constitution once

3.) The lack of a bill off rights was the main reason the Constitution was not ratified

4.) Benjamin Franklin was the oldest person to sign the Constitution at 81 years old

5.) Jonathan Dayton of New Jersey was the youngest to sign at 26 years old

6.) Benjamin Franklin needed help to sign the Constitution because of his bad health

7.) George Washington and James Madison were the only presidents who signed the Constitution

8.) John Adams thought of the Constitution as “the greatest single effort of national deliberation that the world has ever seen”

9.) The Constitution has been changed 17 times since 1791

10.) James Madison, “the father of the Constitution,” was the first to arrive for the Constitutional Convention

By Adam Freshwater

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