ARTICLE VII. The ratification of the conventions of nine states, shall be sufficient for the establishment of this Constitution between the states so ratifying the same. .
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The ratification of the conventions of nine states, shall be sufficient for the establishment of this Constitution between the states so ratifying the same.
After signing the Constitution, September 17th, 1787, the delegates “adjourned to the City Tavern, dined together and took a cordial leave of each other.”
Most would lead the struggle of obtaining nation-wide acceptance of the Constitution
“a breach of any of the articles of the confederation by any of the parties to it, absolves the other parties from their respective obligations, and gives them the right if they chuse to exert it, of dissolving the Union altogether.” James Madison
A fundamental change in the rule of ratification would be necessary