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Article 7

Article Seven of the U.S. Constitution may be one of the most simplistic of all the Constitutional Articles, but it nevertheless is weighted by a great deal of history. To quote the Article exactly: "The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the same."

In simplest terms, Article 7 laid out the basic number of states that were required to initially implement the U.S. Constitution, which was nine out of what was, at the time, thirteen states. In truth, this Article has little lasting significance today, but at the time it represented the measure of support necessary for the fledgling United States of America to change its entire system of government.

Before there was a Constitution, the United States was formulated under the terms of a document called the Articles of Confederation.

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