21 June 1778 ~ U. S. Constitution Ratified

Residents of the United States celebrate the official start of summer on 21 June along with the rest of the folks in the northern hemisphere.  Folks in the southern hemisphere see it as ‘hump day’.  They are half way through the winter and the days now start to grow longer.

U. S. Citizens should also be celebrating June 21st because the U.S. Constitution was ratified on this date in 1788 when New Hampshire was the ninth state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.   Additional states signed later, but New Hampshire’s ratification made it the Law of the Land.

I’ve always been grateful to live in the U.S. and to the leaders and citizens of early America who gave us the freedoms that we currently enjoy and for the even greater freedoms that they envisioned in the original Constitution.  Those freedoms have been reduced since that time and the socialist government in control today continues to slice away at them, but the Constitution is still a God-inspired document that its citizens celebrate and revere.

Read more about the ratification of the Constitution on This Day in History on history.com

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