Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787, a group of men gathered in a closed meeting room to sign the greatest vision of human freedom in history - the U.S. Constitution. The signing of the United States Constitution occurred at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention, representing 12 states (all but Rhode Island, which declined to send delegates), endorsed the Constitution created during the four-month-long convention. In addition to signatures, this endorsement, the Constitution’s closing protocol, included a brief declaration that the delegates’ work had been successfully completed and that those whose signatures appear on it subscribed to the final document.