History of the Constitutional Convention – Episode 29

Ned Ryun continues his series on the Constitutional Convention.

In this Episode:

  • The Ratification Debates continue.
  • Massachusetts ratifies based on the leading of Samuel Adams and John Hancock and support for a Bill of Rights.
  • Maryland ratifies despite Luther Martin’s opposition.
  • South Carolina ratifies, while North Carolina remains an Anti-Federalist stronghold.
  • New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify, fulfilling the obligations required by the Philadelphia Convention.
  • Titans clash in Virginia, but the Constitution is ratified with an agreement to later support a Bill of Rights.
  • New York, North Carolina and Rhode Island eventually ratify.
  • A new government is formed and a Bill of Rights is passed.