New Hampshire Ratifies The U.S. Constitution


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.

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  • vicki

    Bob Livingston writes

    Other States were holding out because they believe it failed to
    adequately address freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of
    religion, States’ rights and other political freedoms.

    It would appear that those states were correct. Even with the Bill of Rights added shortly after, those other states were correct as we can see all around us today.

  • Stephine

    As has been shown in the past the only way to get rid of corrupt government is by revolution of the masses. I hope and pray that another solution will come about. OH wait did I just say ‘pray’? God forbid (oh wait I just mentioned God). Hmm both of these concepts were part of OUR heritage and founding of this great country. Now both are being throw out along with that great document created by our forefathers which promised us freedom of speech. Opps can have that as someone may be offended by what you say so nope no freedom of speech. And it states freedom of religion not “FREEDOM FROM RELIGION” as apparently the jackoffs in government seem to think it implies. A quick way for you kid to get suspended from school is to exercise both these rights and talk of religion.
    As happened with my kid. She got together some friends and they were having a little religious study time. No one was twisting any arms that they needed to be there but the were overheard and were reported to school officials. When asked if they were conducting a religious meeting she promptly answered yes. Well it went down hill from there as I got called to come to school. Needless to say I exercised my right to free speech (no obscenities mind you) especially when they said that my daughter was a disruptive influence and should receive counseling, I just about hit the roof and said maybe they are the ones who need counseling. This is still America right, at least last time I checked and we have freedom OF religion. She is not forcing anyone to be there in the small group, but you are forcing the idea that her freedom of religion guaranteed by the Constitution is perverse and offends others. Well their lack of religion (which could be classified as its own religion) offends my daughter and me but you don’t see us WHINING, “Oh we are so offended by that kind of speech, they must stop.” No we put up with the idiots who do this because our values are to love each other as people even if they do not agree with us.
    Well she didn’t get suspended and no warnings were issued as nothing had been done to warrant either. Her and her friends were allowed to gather together although they were given a small private room to hold their meetings in. There were no more incidents and it turned out that their little room became very crowded by the end of the year.

  • Jeffrey T

    God bless we need more parents like Stephine below to speak out to the JAG- OFFS TEACHING OUR KIDS NOW!! It really peeves me off everytime I read about some liberal teacher or school administrator stepping on our rights given to us under the constitution! ? The Demorat, liberals tout its wrong to do this or that & force your religeous belifs on others whell the FLIP SIDE IS THEM FORCING THEIR ASSENINE ATHIEST VIEWS ON OUR KIDS! DUMBING THEM DOWN! MAKING THEM AFFRAID OF GUNS! GOD! THE CONSTITUTION! WE NEED TO CLEAN HOUSE IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS AS WELL AS GOVT! ?IF your a parent SPEAK UP AGAINST THESE LIBERAL JAG OFF TEACHING OUR CHILDREN!!


    We have to re-ratify our own Constitution?
    We have to confirm by actions to regain the respect for all things represenative to americans under the Constitution, we have to teach, employ and make sure this selfless act by our founders continues to be kept intact by generations to come and to repair and maintain this Republic by free elections and representation worthy of their gift to all of us….