Fundamental and entrenched rules governing the conduct of an organization or nation state, and establishing its concept, character, and structure. It is usually a short document, general in nature and embodying the aspirations and values of its writers and subjects. The oldest (1787) written national constitution is that of the US.

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  • The U.S. constitution was written in the early stages of the U.S. becoming a country to create laws that the new nation was to follow.

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