This Day in History

The Constitutional Convention began on May 25, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the aim of addressing the inadequacies of the Articles of Confederation. This gathering of delegates, including George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin, led to the drafting of the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution would become a foundational document of the United States, establishing the framework for federal government and the fundamental principles of democracy that continue to guide the nation.