Constitution of the United States - Amazing Facts

FACT NO 1

The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world.

FACT NO 2

The Constitution was "penned" by Jacob Shallus, A Pennsylvania General Assembly clerk, for $30 ($952 today).

FACT NO 3

Since 1952, the Constitution has been on display in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Currently, all four pages are displayed behind protective glass framed with titanium. To preserve the parchment's quality, the cases contain argon gas and are kept at 67 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 40 percent.

FACT NO 4

Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17, the anniversary of the day the framers signed the document.

FACT NO 5

The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world.

FACT NO 6

Gouverneur Morris was largely responsible for the "wording" of the Constitution, although there was a Committee of Style formed in September 1787.