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The U.S. Constitutionis one of the most important documents in history and serves as the founding principle for the United State of America. USConstitution.com is the web's home for the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Supreme Court cases and other founding and influential documents in United States history.

The Bill of Rights and other amendments - The only changes to America's founding document, the Bill of Rights and the other constitutional amendments have changed the text of the Constitution into the document that America lives by today.

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The Great Compromise

The Great Compromise saved the Constitutional Convention, and, probably, the Union. Authored by Connecticut delegate Roger Sherman, it called for proportional representation in the House, and one representative per state in the Senate (this was later changed to two.) The compromise passed 5-to-4, with one state, Massachusetts, “divided.”