The United States constitution is the highest governing document. It is the supreme law of theUnited States. It was adopted as thus on 17th September 1787 by the constitutional convention held inPhiladelphia,Pennsylvania. It was later to be ratified by the people in all the constituent states to start with the phrase “we the people”.
Since its drafting, ratification and subsequent amendments it has withstood the tests of time to end up being one of the best constitutions in the world today.
The constitution was drafted, in such a way that it would be very difficult or impossible for any other person or group of persons to deny the people their freedom. In order to make the constitution people-based, there was need to have it ratified in order to portray the togetherness of the American people. Thus the preamble to the American constitution was changed to start with the phrase “we the people…”