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13 Original Colonies

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence and, in doing so, separated itself from the governance of Great Britain. On July 19, 1776, the Congress ordered the Declaration of Independence engrossed (final copy prepared) and signed by its members. On August 2, 1776, the 56 members of the Continental Cogress began signing the engrossed copy of the Declaration of Independence.

Official symboltype listed by state. (List by state or date the Constitution was ratified)
StateList by state Signers of Declaration of Independence Signers of Constitituion
September 17, 1787
Constitution Ratified by State
Connecticut Samuel Huntington, Roger Sherman, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott William Saml. Johnson, Roger Sherman January 9, 1788
Delaware Thomas McKean, George Read, Caesar Rodney George Read, Gunning Bedford, Jr., John Dickinson, Richard Bassett, Jacob Broom December 7, 1787
Georgia Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton William Few, Abr Baldwin January 2, 1788
Maryland Charles Carroll, Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone James McHenry, Dan of St Thos. Jenifer, Danl Carroll April 28, 1788
Massachusetts John Adams, Samuel Adams, Elbridge Gerry, John Hancock, Robert Treat Paine Nathaniel Gorham, Rufus King February 6, 1788
New Hampshire Josiah Bartlett, Matthew Thornton, William Whipple John Langdon, Nicholas Gilman June 21, 1788
New Jersey Abraham Clark, John Hart, Francis Hopkinson, Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon Wil: Livingston, David Brearly, Wm. Paterson, Jona: Dayton December 18, 1787
New York William Floyd, Francis Lewis, Philip Livingston, Lewis Morris Alexander Hamilton July 26, 1788
North Carolina Joseph Hewes, William Hooper, John Penn Wm. Blount, Richd. Dobbs Spaight, Hu Williamson November 21, 1789
Pennsylvania George Clymer, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, John Morton, George Ross, Benjamin Rush, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson B. Franklin, Thomas Mifflin, Robt. Morris, Geo. Clymer, Thos. FitzSimons, Jared Ingersoll, James Wilson, Gouv Morris December 12, 1787
Rhode Island William Ellery, Stephen Hopkins No delegates sent to Constitutional Convention. May 29, 1790
South Carolina Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton, Edward Rutledge J. Rutledge, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Charles Pinckney, Pierce Butler May 23, 1788
Virginia Carter Braxton, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Jefferson, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Nelson, Jr., George Wythe George Washington, John Blair--, James Madison Jr. June 25, 1788
Declaration of Independence Timeline: June 7, 1776 through January 18, 1777.
Declaration of Independence: The Declaration of Independence in five formats. The basic text is presented along with Jefferson's rough draft as presented to John Adams & Benjamin Franklin, the Continental Congress' version, the Dunlap Broadside, Image from engraving, original copy.
U.S. Constitution: The United States Constitution, as approved by the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787 (with notes). "Bill of Rights" amendments not included.
The Constitution of the United States of America (Annotated): Provided by The Legal Information Institute: Cornell University Law School.
A More Perfect Union: In-depth look at the Constitutional Convention and the ratification process from the National Archives and Records Administration.
Questions & Answers Pertaining to the Constitution: by Sol Bloom from the National Archives and Records Administration.