September 17th – Constitution Day


Saturday marks the 229th anniversary of the completion of our Constitution, which was submitted to the Congress of the Confederation for its approval on Sept. 17, 1787. Over the following months it was ratified by the several states, reaching the required nine when New Hampshire approved it on June 21, 1788. (All 13 colonies ratified it by the middle of 1790; Rhode Island was the last holdout.)

The ideas on which America was founded–commitments to the rule of law, limited government and the ideals of liberty, equality and justice–are embodied in the Constitution, the oldest written constitution of any nation on Earth.

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The 40 delegates who signed the Constitution on September 17, 1787

Baldwin, Abraham, GA

Bassett, Richard, DE

Bedford, Gunning, Jr., DE

Blair, John, VA

Blount, William, NC

Brearley, David, NJ

Broom, Jacob, DE

Butler, Pierce, SC

Carroll, Daniel, MD

Clymer, George, PA

Dayton, Jonathan, NJ

Dickinson, John, DE

Few, William, GA

Fitzsimons, Thomas, PA

Franklin, Benjamin, PA

Gilman, Nicholas, NH

Gorham, Nathaniel, MA

Hamilton, Alexander, NY

Ingersoll, Jared, PA

Jefferson, Thomas, VA

Jenifer, Daniel St Thomas, MD

Johnson, William Samuel, CT

King, Rufus, MA

Langdon, John, NH

Livingston, William, NJ

Madison, James, VA

McHenry, James, MD

Mifflin, Thomas, PA

Morris, Gouverneur, PA

Morris, Robert, PA

Paterson, William, NJ

Pinckney, C. Cotesworth, SC

Pinckney, Charles, SC

Read, George, DE

Rutledge, John, SC

Sherman, Roger, CT

Spaight, Richard Dobbs, NC

Washington, George, VA

Williamson, Hugh, NC

Wilson, James, PA

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