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United States Constitution   /junˈaɪtəd steɪts kˌɑnstətˈuʃən/   Listen
United States Constitution

The constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states.  Synonyms: Constitution, Constitution of the United States, U.S. Constitution, US Constitution.

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"United States Constitution" Quotes from Famous Books

... their tenure of office, since they depend only on the favour and approval of the executive; dissolution, which is the safety valve of the English or Canadian system—"in its essence an appeal from the legal to the political sovereign"—is not practicable under the United States constitution. In a political crisis the constitution provides no adequate solution of the difficulty during the presidential term. In this respect the people of the United States are not sovereign as they are in Canada under the conditions just ...
— Lord Elgin • John George Bourinot

Words linked to "United States Constitution" :   US Constitution, law, advice and consent, Fourteenth Amendment, Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution, jurisprudence, Nineteenth Amendment, Constitution of the United States, organic law, fundamental law, Eighteenth Amendment

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