ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
December 7, 1787
Delaware Becomes the First State
to Ratify the U.S. Constitution
On this day in 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. The vote was 30 to 0 which
also made Delaware one of only three states to ratify with a unanimous vote (New Jersey and Georgia were the
others). Rhode Island was the last to ratify on May 29, 1790.