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The United States Constitution has been governing our way of life for over 200 years Throughout its time it has been viewed in many ways to make our lives easier It has been the legal structure of our political system establishing governmental bodies determining how their members are selected and prescribing the rules by which they make their decisions The Philadelphia Convention which was later called the Constitutional Convention began on May 25 1787 The 55 delegates that framed the Constitution arrived at Philadelphias Independence Hall which was then known as the Pennsylvania State House This gathering brought together almost all of the nations most famous men including George Washington James Madison Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin At least one delegate from each state attended except Rhode Island During the convention many issues discussed but the issues that brought more debate were congressional representation slavery presidency and federal courts After many months and votes the details were finally settled and a committee was assigned in September to put the final results in and submit it to the people for ratification They approved the text on the Constitution on September 15 and on September 17 all but three of the remaining delegates signed Before the Constitution could take effect it had to be ratified by at least nine states This nearly failed due to anti-Federalists who opposed any sort of central government Also many people thought that the Constitution did not safeguard their Juarez2 rights Delaware became the first state to ratify on December 7 1787 Pennsylvania New Jersey Georgia Connecticut Massachusetts Maryland and South Carolina followed it On June 21 1788 New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify thus making the Constitution legally effective But without ratification by New York and Virginia they doubted that the Constitution could
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