James Madison: Because reporters and visitors were barred from the convention sessions, Virginia’s James Madison kept a detailed account of what transpired behind closed doors. In 1837, his widow, Dolley, sold some of his papers to the federal government for $30,000.
4,400: The number of words in the U.S. Constitution. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world.
Democracy: A word that does not appear in the Constitution. Do you know what word does appear though? “Pensylvania.” It’s the most glaring spelling error in the document, found right above the signers’ names.
11,000: The number of amendments that have been introduced to Congress. Of those, 33 have gone to the states to be ratified and 27 have received the necessary approval from the states to actually become amendments to the Constitution.
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