Time for a little Constitutional Trivia in honor of the signing of our great founding document on this date in 1787. Let's start with this: (answers at the end)
How many of the original 13 states were involved?
Who failed to send a delegate?
The Constitution consisted of the Preamble and how many articles?
How many delegates were on hand at the signing?
Of those who signed, how many served active duty during the Revolutionary War?
Ben Franklin was the oldest to sign....at the age of what?
It took a minimum of how many states to ratify?
Which state ratifies first?
Which state ratified last?
ANSWERS - 12 states, Rhode Island, Seven, 74 were chosen by the state legislatures, 55 took part in the proceedings; of these, 39 signed, 30 delegates served, Ben was 81, 9 states were needed (New Hampshire was 9th) , and after 11 tries Rhode Island voted 34-32 to ratify