1788 - Ratification Problems

June 21, 1788 - Delaware, New Jersey and Georgia have already approved, or "ratified," the U.S. Constitution. But North Carolina refuses. Even so, the 2/3 majority needed to make it law is reached today when New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify the important document. It will be more than a year later until North Carolina will agree to ratify it as well.

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