History of the United States
What date the constitution become law?
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Did the constitution become the law of the land in 1790?
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How long after the convention did the constitution become a law?
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What must be done and what is that process called for the constitution to be a law?
What had to be done for the Constitution to become law?
Under Article VII of the Constitution, it had to be ratified by nine states in order to become law. In June 1788, New Hampshire fulfilled the requirement for ratification set forth in Article VII by becoming the ninth state to approve. The Constitution didn't become law until it formally replaced the Articles of Confederation on March 4, 1789, however.