10 Things You Didn't Know About the U.S. Constitution


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The Constitution of the United States is the shortest one in the world. The document drafted in 1787 totaled 4,400 words. The entire original document takes up four pages, each one measuring about 29 by 24 inches (73 by 60 centimeters).

With the signature section, there are 4,543 words, and including all of the amendments brings the total is 7,591.

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