Is the constitution PLAGIARIZED?

Learn about the ways in which the Constitution was created from our previous independence documents and experiences under the English Crown!

For many of us, we know the Constitution as being the ground breaking, original, transformative document that made America the real deal! Right? Well, it’s actually a bit more tricky than that. Our Constitution is actually the compilation of several ideas from previous documents. Essentially, our Founding Fathers cut pieces from the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights of 1689, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation in order to construct the document we see today. I know what you’re thinking: James Madison is a plagiarist? *Gasp*. Well, let’s take a look and you can decide.

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