This document became the official Law of our Great Land on June 21st exactly two hundred and twenty two years ago today…
The U.S. Constitution was ratified on June 21, 1788 when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. In December of 1787, five states initially took the plunge, followed by much foot dragging on the part of the other states (we are looking in your direction, Massachusetts…). Only after reassurances that the amendments would be implemented directly after, did enough states jump on board and the day – and Mr. Madison‘s most important collaboration – were saved.
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