12 December 2015

On This Day: Pennsylvania becomes second to ratify Constitution


It was On This Day in 1787 that Pennsylvania ratified the Constitution. We were, by a vote of 46 to 23, the second state to do so.



Pennsylvania was, and still is, an ethnically and religiously diverse state. In 1787 approximately one third of our population spoke German, enough so that the Constitution was printed in both English and German.



Sources

Pennsylvania ratifies the Constitution.” This Day in History, 1787. History.com.







On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.

                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.