Today in Legal History…March 4, 1789
POSTED: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 1:20pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm
Government under the U.S. Constitution begins. The first session of the U.S. Congress is held in New York City. The Constitution replaced the defective Articles of Confederation. The first Congress also adopted 10 Amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights.