Tag: Delaware

April 30, 2018

The Naval History of Delaware

The state of Delaware was the first of 13 states to ratify the U.S. Constitution on December 7, 1787, giving rise to its moniker: "the first state." Thomas Jefferson described it by another name: "the diamond state." The founding father's nickname for Delaware had less to with sparkling gemstones and more to do with its rich naval history. The