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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, State Dates of State Ratifying Convention Expected Vote Final Vote Delaware12/4/1787 to 12/7/ Pennsylvania11/20/1787 to 12/12/ New Jersey12/11/1787 to 12/18/ Georgia12/25/1787 to 12/31/ Connecticut1/3/1788 to 1/9/ Massachusetts1/9/1788 to 2/6/ Maryland4/21/1788 to 4/26/ South Carolina5/12/1788 to 5/23/ New Hampshire6/18/1788 to 6/21/ Virginia6/2/1788 to 6/25/ New York6/17/1788 to 7/26/ North Carolina*11/16/1789 to 11/21/ Rhode Island**5/26/1790 to 5/29/ * Rejected Constitution on August 2, 1788 ** Rejected several attempts to hold ratifying convention


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