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New Hampshire Ratifies The U.S. Constitution

June 20, 2013 by  

On June 21, 1788, the U.S. Constitution became the law of the land after New Hampshire became the ninth State to ratify it.

The Constitution had been signed on Sept. 17 of the previous year; and by the end of December, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia and Connecticut had all ratified it. But Article VII dictated that the document had to be ratified by nine States to become law. Other States were holding out because they believed it failed to adequately address freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, States’ rights and other political freedoms.

In February 1788, the other States agreed to ratify the Constitution with assurances that amendments would be proposed that addressed the States’ concerns. Massachusetts, Maryland and South Carolina all quickly ratified it once the agreement was reached, bringing the total to eight.

More than a year later, on Sept. 25, 1789, Congress settled on 12 proposed amendments — the Bill of Rights — and those Amendments were sent to the States. Ten of the Amendments were ratified in 1791.

Imagine that. In the 18th century, government could still be counted on to do what it promised.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American who has been writing a newsletter since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • http://personallibertydigest Maggie Hughes

    Shame it isn’t’ like that now.

  • http://shadow1776.wordpress.com shadow1776

    Yep, the old ways were best. A man was only as good as his word, and that meant a lot to them. Now everyone is out for themselves, so much for your fellow man, and consideration.

  • Don miller

    Remember all these senators and congress people come election time America nothing has changed they sell us out every opportunity they get now it’s time we the people show them the same curtisey put them in the unemployment line along with the 20 million of us they put there the government and corporate America thick as thievs there maybe ten honest ones in there flush this giant toilet once and for all cause the Stinch is becoming unbearable every time I turn on c-span there they are lying and denieying or it’s not my fault or sum excuse as to why they don’t listen to their constituants they do whatever benefits them period their not the ones trying to figure out how their going to pay their mortgages or feed their families no we the people are the ones whose money their using to do all the things they want well kill their cash cow and they can get a taste of their own medicine the only way to hurt these bastards is hit them in the same place they hit the criminals in the wallet take the money out of the equation and you’ll eliminate most of the corruption if not all then we can have some real representation cause they won’t be doing it for the money theyll be doing it for the cause or good of all the people they certainly limit our incomes so we the people cant enjoy a good life oh no cause that’s the only thing their interested in preserving their financially secure future and not anyone else’s ass backwards if you ask me

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