On this day in 1788, Georgia ratified the United States Constitution

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On January 2, 1788, Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, joining Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Hat tip to Brian Keahl.


  1. saltycracker says:

    We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
    John Adams

    All the perplexities, confusions, and distress in America arise, not from defects in their constitution or confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.
    John Adams

    Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
    John Adams

    There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.
    John Adams

  2. Dave Bearse says:

    I think John Adams underappreciated by most Americans, being sandwiched between Wahsington and Jefferson. Truly a patriot.

    Did you see the John Adams (played by Paul Giamatti) miniseries on HBO in 2008? It was excellent!

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