Page one of the officially engrossed copy of the Constitution signed by delegates. A print run of 500 copies of the final version preceded this copy.
Signing of the Constitution, September 17, 1787 (1940 by Howard Chandler Christy)
1977 13-cent U.S. Postage stamp commemorating the Articles of Confederation bicentennial; the draft was completed on November 15, 1777
Dates the 13 states ratified the Constitution
The Act of the Maryland legislature to ratify the Articles of Confederation, February 2, 1781
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Preamble to Art. V, Sec. 1
"We the People" in an original edition
Art. V, Sec. 2 to Art. VI
Closing endorsement section of the United States Constitution
Art. VII to Art. IX, Sec. 2
United States Bill of Rights
Currently housed in the National Archives.
Art. IX, Sec. 2 to Sec. 5
John Jay, 1789–1795
Art. IX, Sec. 5 to Art. XIII, Sec. 2
John Marshall, 1801–1835
Art. XIII, Sec. 2 to signatures
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William Howard Taft {{refn|group= lower-alpha|The Taft Court, 1921–1930, in 1925 were James Clark McReynolds, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., William Howard Taft (chief justice), Willis Van Devanter, Louis Brandeis. Edward Sanford, George Sutherland, Pierce Butler, Harlan Fiske Stone}}
Earl Warren {{refn|group= lower-alpha|The Warren Court, 1953–1969, in 1963 were Felix Frankfurter; Hugo Black; Earl Warren (chief justice); Stanley Reed; William O. Douglas. Tom Clark; Robert H. Jackson; Harold Burton; Sherman Minton}}
William Rehnquist {{refn|group= lower-alpha|The Rehnquist Court, 1986–2005.}}
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It superseded the Articles of Confederation, the nation's first constitution.

- Constitution of the United States

On March 4, 1789, the government under the Articles was replaced with the federal government under the Constitution.

- Articles of Confederation
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The Articles of Confederation, predecessor to the U.S. Constitution and drafted from Anti-Federalist principles

Anti-Federalism

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The Articles of Confederation, predecessor to the U.S. Constitution and drafted from Anti-Federalist principles

Anti-Federalism was a late-18th century political movement that opposed the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government and which later opposed the ratification of the 1787 Constitution.

The previous constitution, called the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, gave state governments more authority.

A map of the Roman Republic

Republic

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Form of government in which "supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives".

Form of government in which "supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives".

A map of the Roman Republic
The Mahajanapadas were the sixteen most powerful and vast kingdoms and republics of the era, there were also a number of smaller kingdoms stretching the length and breadth of Ancient India. Among the Mahajanapadas and smaller states, the Shakyas, Koliyas, Mallas, and Licchavis followed republican government.
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Neptune offers the wealth of the sea to Venice, 1748–1750. This painting is an allegory of the power of the Republic of Venice.
Beginning of the Republic of Metz. Election of the first Head-Alderman in 1289, by Auguste Migette. Metz was then a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Emperor.
Honoré DaumierThe Republic (1848), a symbolic representation of the French Second Republic. Oil on canvas, 73 x 60 cm., The Louvre, Paris
A 1920s poster that commemorates the permanent President of the Republic of China Yuan Shikai and the provisional President of the Republic Sun Yat-sen
A map of the Commonwealth republics
The "Republics of Russia"
The Swiss cantons displayed on the cupola of the Federal Palace
Flag of the US state of California, a sub-national entity.

For instance, the United States Constitution "guarantee[s] to every State in this Union a Republican form of Government".

The Constitution of the United States, went into effect in 1789, created a relatively strong federal republic to replace the relatively weak confederation under the first attempt at a national government with the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union ratified in 1781.