230 years ago today, our Founding Fathers signed and officially adopted the Constitution, the most influential document in American history. Our Constitution has now stood the test of time for over two centuries, and continues to be the framework of our great country.
On the last day of the convention, Benjamin Franklin stated, “I agree to this constitution with all its faults, if they are such, because I think a central government is necessary for us…I doubt too whether any other Convention we can obtain may be able to make a better Constitution.”
Benjamin Franklin’s words still ring true today. With only 17 amendments added to the Constitution since its adoption in 1787, our population stretches from coast to coast, our economy has expanded more than our Founding Fathers could have ever imagined, and our basic freedoms remain the driving force that inspires the spirit of the American people.