The United States of America didn’t just appear overnight. There was a long road that led us to the great nation we are today.One of the milestones on that road was the Constitution of the United States. This concise document outlines exactly how the nation is supposed to function and is the basis for all our laws.It’s a sad fact that few American citizens have read or understand what is in the Constitution. Fortunately, it isn’t hard to correct that.The National Archives has a complete transcript of the Constitution that you can read online. In addition to the transcript, you can view high-resolution images of the original document and learn more about its creation and ratification.I encourage you to take a few minutes and read this important document. It isn’t just a historical artifact; it still very much applies to the decisions affecting our lives today.