Article VII

Ratification

Signed in convention September 17, 1787. Ratified June 21, 1788

The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.

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The day the Constitution was ratified

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the Constitution.

Jun 21

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Article VII of the Constitution

A deep dive into Article VII, which established the conditions for the ratification of the US Constitution. In this video, Khan…

Sep 6

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