The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. The Constitution was ratified in 1789. The Constitution of the United States is the oldest and longest-standing written and codified national constitution in force in the world today. The first ten amendments is known collectively as the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights offer specific protections of individual liberty and justice and place restrictions on the powers of government within the U.S. states. This is the document that supports what we believe.