- Today, September 17th, is Constitution Day.
- The U.S. Constitution is the shortest constitution written by a major government.
- It was not signed by Thomas Jefferson. He was in France at the time.
- The first to come to Philadelphia for the Constitutional Convention was James Madison.
- Benjamin Franklin was in poor condition and needed assistance with his signature.
- Benjamin Franklin was the oldest to sign (age 81), and Jonathan Dayton was the youngest (age 26).
- George Washington and James Madison were the only two that were presidents to sign it.
- Since 1791, the Constitution has been changed only 17 times.
By Abby Orr