Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution on December 17, 1787. That is why the state motto is "The First State"
Nine members of the Constitutional Convention did not sign the document. Some left the Convention before it was over and some did not sign because they disagreed with parts of the document. Here is a listing of some of the "Founding Fathers" who did not sign the document because they disagreed with parts of it or all of it. * Elbridge Gerry * George Mason * Edmund Randolph
St. Gilbert originally wanted to found a men's order, but found that to be impossible, so instead, he accepted seven women, whom he had taught in the village school and founded a women's order based on the Cistercian Rule in 1131
because he was the first president of the united states