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"The Constitution Timeline" will provide an informative overview of how the Constitution came to be.

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Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention 1774-1788

In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America.

We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union...

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To Form a More Perfect Union:
The Work of the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention

National Constitution Center - Interactive Constitution (requires Flash)

The U. S. Constitution in Other Languages by
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