Constitution Day 233 Years Ago

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On this edition of History File, Cam Edwards tells the story of Constitution Day, celebrated on September 17 to commemorate the day that 39 delegates signed the United States Constitution upon an address by Benjamin Franklin at the close of the Constitutional Convention. Edwards explains that there were originally 55 delegates. Thirteen of them were no longer present for the signing and another three said they could not "in good conscience" sign the document-namely because they felt it allocated too much power to the federal government. The controversy continued until the eventual addition of the Bill of Rights. Originally aired 9/17/2010.