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04/03/1789 The first US Congress meets and declares constitution in effect

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4th March 1789: US Constitution goes into effect as first Congress meets

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The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism: Crash Course US History #8

The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. The Constitution, originally comprising seven articles, delineates the national frame of government. Since the Constitution came into force, it has been amended 27 times to meet the changing needs of a nation now profoundly different from the eighteenth-century world.
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