Monday, September 18, 2006

The Broadside Constitution

Occasionally, people ask which version of the U.S. Constitution is featured in the banner of this blog.

It's the Committee of Style Broadside Constitution, the version printed up on September 12, 1787 for the delegates to review and make changes. Some of the delegates – like George Washington – left us hand-written notes on their copies.

After making a handful of changes to the Committee of Style report and defeating motions to preface the Constitution with a Bill of Rights and to protect the freedom of the press, the thirty-nine delegates attending the Convention adopted the Federal Constitution on September 17, 1787.



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