Signing of the Constitution

Signing of the Constitution

The scene at the signing of the Constitution oil painting by Howard Chandler Christy, 1940.

Courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol, Washington, DC

We the Peopleof the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. --Preamble - U.S. Constitution


Timeline and Overview

Founding Fathers

Articles of Confederation

Constitutional Convention