On September 17th, citizens of the United States celebrate the day the Constitution of the United States was signed in 1787, ending the Constitutional Convention.
This foundational document established a new government for a fledgling nation. Its principles formed the government as we now know it, from defining the three branches of government (legislative, executive, and judicial) to determining the relationship between the states and federal government.
Many of us know (by heart) the powerful first three words of the Constitution: "We the people." But, there are many other words that are crucial to understanding it.
So, we thought we would define some of the keys words of a document that in so many ways ... defines America.