Who wrote the US Constitution?
A man named Governor Morris of Pennsylvania was in charge of the
committee to draft the final copy of the Constitution. Other men
who had much to do with writing the Constitution included John
Dickinson, Governor Morris, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Thomas
Paine, Edmund Randolph, James Madison, Roger Sherman, James Wilson,
and George Wythe. Morris was given the task of putting all the
convention's resolutions and decisions into polished form. Morris
actually "wrote" the Constitution. The original copy of the
document is preserved in the National Archives Building in
Jacob Shallus who, at the time, was assistant clerk of the
Pennsylvania State Assembly, and whose office was in the same
building in which the Convention was held, was given the task of
engrossing the Constitution prior to its being signed.
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- The U.S. Constitution is the work of several men, directly and
indirectly. The three most notable persons whose work influenced
the Constitution but who were not involved in its writing are
Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Thomas Paine. The group of men
involved in the writing of the Constitution are generally referred
to as the "framers".
- No single individual wrote it. Twelve of the thirteen states
sent delegates to the Constitutional Convention to revise the
Articles of Confederation and the entire convention worked on it.
After the political questions were hashed out a 'committee of
style' was formed to put the ideas into formal words. It is
generally accepted that Governor Morris created most of the actual
wording included in the final draft from the Committee of
- The original copy of the document is preserved in the National
Archives Building in Washington, D.C.
- The person most associated with authoring the US Constitution
was James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.
Primary Author: James Madison (drafted the Virginia Plan). He is
known as "The Father of the Constitution." James Madison wrote the
Constitution in 1787. The constitution wasn't passed until
The US Constitution was written by the members of the