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Constitution Day 2012: 225 Years of the Constitution

The First State

Image of Delaware flag and the words First State to Ratify the U.S. Constitution December 7, 1787

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."

Delaware Ratifies the Constitution

The Ratification

The Golden Fleece Tavern Birthplace of the First State historic placard sign


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