History of the U.S. Constitution

Although George Washington served as President of the Constitutional Convention, James Madison is considered the father of the U.S. Constitution because of his many contributions and efforts to ratify the document.

The Constitution currently resides in the National Archives and Records Administration on Constitution Ave NW in Washington, DC. Admission to see the Constitution is free, but reservations are required.

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission provides a National Mail Voter Registration Form with voter rules and regulations for each state and territory.

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