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Today is Constitution Day, the 225th anniversary of the day that the Constitutional Convention signed the U.S. Constitution. In celebration of the day, here are some Constitutional facts:

39: The number of delegates who signed the final draft of the Constitution.

203: The number of years between when the Twenty-seventh Amendment was proposed in 1789 and when it was ratified in 1992. The Twenty-seventh Amendment requires that changes in the pay of Congress do not take effect until after the next Congressional election.

26: The Amendment that lowers the voting age to 18.

35: The number of words in the Consitutionally-required presidential oath of office. The word “swear” in the oath may be switched out for the word “affirm.”

Source: www.archives.gov