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Ratifying the Constitution Signing the Constitution Delegates to the Constitutional Convention The Work Begins Writing the Constitution The Great Compromise Bill of Rights Powers of the Federal Government The Three Branches of Government Checks and Balances Amendments Women - The Right to Vote

Signing the Constitution

Once the debate ended, Governor Morris of New Jersey put the Constitution in its final form. He competed the task of hand-writing 4,300 words in two days!

The Constitution was signed by 39 of the 55 delegates on September 17, 1787.

William Jackson, secretary of the Constitutional Convention, also signed. New Hampshire, the state with the smallest delegation, and Pennsylvania, the state with the largest delegation, shared the honor of having all their delegates sign this historic document.

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When the Constitution was signed, the United States’ population was 4 million. Philadelphia was the nation’s largest city, with 40,000 inhabitants.

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