Today, the United States celebrates “Constitution Day” – the 222nd anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution. From our brand new subject, Shmoop Civics, we cooked up some Constitution-flavored snacks for your hungry brains.
- Ben Franklin was the oldest delegate to the Constitutional Convention (aged 87). Jonathan Dayton of New Jersey was the youngest (27).
- During WWII, the Constitution was moved to Fort Knox for safekeeping.
- The US Constitution is both the oldest and shortest constitution used by any representative government in the world today. India’s constitution is 25 times longer.
- The original copy of the Constitution was handwritten on just four big sheets of paper.
- Rhode Island boycotted the Constitutional Convention entirely and did not have a representative sign the document