Observing constitution day background on september 17, 1787, a majority of the delegates to the constitutional convention approved the documents over which they had labored since may. Start studying revised first quarter review us history learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools c ratification of the united states.
The remaining four states later followed suit, although the last two states, north carolina and rhode island, ratified only after congress had passed the bill of rights and sent it to the. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a congress of the united states, which shall consist of a senate and house of representatives today or in 1788 (when the.
In 1787 after months of debate, delegates signed the new constitution of the united states (wikimedia commons) a special committee worked out another compromise: congress would have the. Primary documents in american history-united states constitution the library of congress the documentary history (digital version) of the ratification of the constitution the university of.
Diverging plans, strong egos, regional demands, and states’ rights made solutions difficult five months of debate, compromise, and creative strategies produced a new constitution creating a. One of the first compromises made to the united states' system of government was the great compromise of the ratification of the united states constitution depended on the agreement of. The original governing document of the united states was the articles of confederation, adopted by the continental congress in 1777 during the revolutionary war before the united states was. United states constitution: primary documents of american history (virtual services and programs, digital reference section, library of congress) this collection contains 277 documents.
The solution was known as the massachusetts compromise, in which four states ratified the constitution but at the same time sent recommendations for amendments to the congress.