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DRAWING THE FEDERAL EDIFICE: THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL & CONSTITUTIONAL PILLARS.

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1 DRAWING THE FEDERAL EDIFICE: THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL & CONSTITUTIONAL PILLARS

2 UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION: ARTICLE VII 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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9 State by State Ratification Table, 1787-1790 State Dates of State Ratifying Convention Expected Vote Final Vote Delaware12/4/1787 to 12/7/178730-0 Pennsylvania11/20/1787 to 12/12/178746-23 New Jersey12/11/1787 to 12/18/178738-0 Georgia12/25/1787 to 12/31/178726-0 Connecticut1/3/1788 to 1/9/1788128-40 Massachusetts1/9/1788 to 2/6/1788177-178187-168 Maryland4/21/1788 to 4/26/178864-1263-11 South Carolina5/12/1788 to 5/23/1788149-73 New Hampshire6/18/1788 to 6/21/178852-5257-47 Virginia6/2/1788 to 6/25/178884-8489-79 New York6/17/1788 to 7/26/178819-4630-27 North Carolina*11/16/1789 to 11/21/1789194-77 Rhode Island**5/26/1790 to 5/29/179034-32 * Rejected Constitution 184-84 on August 2, 1788 ** Rejected several attempts to hold ratifying convention


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