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Constitution Day 2012: 225 Years of the Constitution: Delaware

Constitution Day is September 17

The First State

The Delaware convention met in Dover on Monday, December 3, 1787. On Friday, December 7, the convention ratified the constitution by a unanimous vote. December 7th is known as "Delaware Day."

John Dickinson

“Let our government be like that of the solar system. Let the general government be like the sun and the states the planets, repelled yet attracted, and the whole moving regularly and harmoniously in several orbits.”
— John Dickinson (Delaware Delegate), 1787.

Delaware Ratifies the Constitution

The Ratification

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Subject Guide

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Rebecca Knight
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H

Subjects: U.S. Government Information,
Delaware, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.

B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.