The Constitution was written by a group of men in 1787, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. There, James Madison, Ben Franklin, George Washington and many others, discussed what should be written in the Constitution. The purpose of the constitution is that it is the highest form of law in the United States. All other laws are derived from the Constitution. Since the Constitution was written in 1787, some of the rights and laws needed to be adjusted to fit everyday life. These changes to the Constitution are called Amendments. There are 27 amendments. The first 10 are called the “Bill of Rights”, which are the most important amendments in life today.
By: Emily Todoroff