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Seven Principles of the Constitution

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The Constitution of the United States http://www.archives.gov/ national-archives-experience/ charters/ constitution.html
From the National Archives, a look at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Includes photos of the actual document, an in-depth overview of the ratification process, and biographies of the Framers.

National Constitution Center http://www.constitutioncenter.org/
From the National Constitution Center, a Web site that promotes an understanding and awareness of the U.S. Constitution and its history. Contains the text of the Constitution and information about the seven basic principles, as well as provides a look at how the Constitution affects our daily lives.

The Letter of Transmittal of the U.S. Constitution http://www.earlyamerica.com/ earlyamerica/ milestones/ transmittal/ index.html
This transmittal was sent to the Convention of the Congress on September 17, 1787, along with the draft of the Constitution that was approved by the delegates of the Constitutional Convention. View the transmittal, which was signed by George Washington.