September 17, 2015 – Constitution Day

PreambleToday is the 228th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States that was signed in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution features the original document, the Bill of Rights (Amendments 1 through 10), and Amendments 11 through 27.

The original Constitution comprised the following:

  • Article I: Legislative
  • Article II: Executive
  • Article III: Judicial
  • Article IV: States
  • Article V: Amendment
  • Article VI: Supreme Law
  • Article VII: Ratification.

It was signed by members of the Constitutional Convention (shown in the manner signatures were affixed):


G°. Washington Presidt. and deputy from Virginia  


  • Geo: Read
  • Gunning Bedford jun
  • John Dickinson
  • Richard Bassett
  • Jaco: Broom


  • James McHenry
  • Dan of St Thos. Jenifer
  • Carroll


  • John Blair
  • James Madison Jr.                                             

North Carolina

  • Blount
  • Dobbs Spaight
  • Hu Williamson

South Carolina

  • Rutledge
  • Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
  • Charles Pinckney
  • Pierce Butler


  • William Few
  • Abr Baldwin

New Hampshire

  • John Langdon
  • Nicholas Gilman


  • Nathaniel Gorham
  • rufus King


  • Saml. Johnson
  • Roger Sherman

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  • Alexander Hamilton

New Jersey

  • Wil: Livingston
  • David Brearley
  • Paterson
  • Jona: Dayton


  • B Franklin
  • Thomas Mifflin
  • Morris
  • Clymer
  • FitzSimons
  • Jared Ingersoll
  • James Wilson
  • Gouv Morris

Attest William Jackson, Secretary.

Dates of Ratification of Constitutional Amendments listed in chronological order.

Interestingly, the first time Missouri ratified an amendment was on February 6, 1865 when it became the 8th state to ratify the 13th Amendment proposed on January 31, 1865 to abolish slavery.

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