POLITICAL EDUCATION, CONSERVATIVE ANALYSIS
POLITICS, SOCIETY, & THE SOVEREIGN STATE
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FOUNDING DOCUMENTS OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONSTITUTIONAL RATIFICATION PROCEDURE
The ratification of the conventions of nine states, shall be sufficient for
the establishment of this Constitution between the states so ratifying the
[1} The Constitution was drafted and proposed by a convention of twelve of the the thirteen states on September 17,
1787, and was subsequently ratified by the states, on the following dates: Delaware, December 7, 1787; Pennsylvania,
December 12, 1787; New Jersey, December 18, 1787; Georgia, January 2, 1788; Connecticut, January 9, 1788; Massachusetts,
February 6, 1788; Maryland, April 28, 1788; South Carolina, May 23, 1788; New Hampshire, June 21, 1788.
Ratification was completed on June 21, 1788.
The Constitution was subsequently ratified by Virginia, June 25, 1788; New York, July 26, 1788; North Carolina, November 21,
1789; Rhode Island, May 29, 1790; and Vermont, January 10, 1791.
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