Magna Carta Day

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Magna Carta exercised a strong influence both on the United States Constitution and on the constitutions of the various states.

Ratification Day

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On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the document, and it was subsequently agreed that government under the U.S. Constitution would begin on March 4, 1789.

Declaration of Independence Day

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July 2, 1776, is the day that the Continental Congress actually voted for independence. John Adams noted that July 2 would be remembered in the annals of American history, marked with celebrations.

Constitution Day

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On September 17, 1787, the Constitution was signed. As dictated by Article VII, the document would not become binding until it was ratified by nine of the 13 states.