George Washington signed the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787 at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
George Washington spent the spring and summer of that year presiding over intense and lengthy debate over the future of the United States. A crucial force in this process, Washington's careful mediation helped facilitate an atmosphere which allowed for the compromises necessary to create this bold, new government.
Washington's pivotal role
After four long months of fierce debate, the delegates finally came to an agreement and created the U.S. Constitution as we know it today.