On September 20, the Constitution was read out loud for the first time in front of the Congress of Confederation. Eight days later, it was aprroved to be sent out to the states to begin the process fo ratification. Two thirds of the states had to ratify the Constitution in order to put it into action. In other words, 9 states had to like the Constitution for it to work. Luckily, all 13 states ratified the Constitution, which began our government as we know it.