June 21 NH Ratifies Constitution

June 21, 2021
"The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their [Constitution] a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world."

On this day in 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, making it the law of the land. In 1787, the Constitution was approved by delegates at the Constitutional Convention, who agreed it would become binding when 9 of the 13 states ratified it.

The Constitution has been amended 27 times. The first 10 amendments make up the Bill of Rights. Only one amendment was repealed – the 18th, which prohibited the making, transportation and sale of alcohol.

The Library of Congress: James Madison Papers

The Library of Congress: Constitutional Timeline

The U.S. Senate: Constitution of the United States

by Jenna Lee,