"prove that because you cited the date for a different activity."
I cited the legal dates of ratification- those dates would stand after the ninth states acceptance, since the U.S. Constitution would automatically be valid at that point and to every State's ratification date afterward- Art. 7, U.S. Constitution. Legally those States were bound to the U.S. Constitution at that date.
"You can't criticize my source, correct my information, and then not supply a source yourself."
I gave you sources...my post has many. Do you what the link?
"That's my point, they defaulted to independent states."
Those States that did not ratify the U. S. Constitution couldn't "default to independent States". The Articles of Confederation and its union could not be altered without the consent of ALL the States. Therefore no matter how the other nine States decided to treat North Carolina or Rhode Island they were still in the union and under the AOC by law; they just took longer than the rest to break the law. They didn't change their coarse in relation to the other nine States, the other nine States determined THEM foreign.
Articles of Confederation
[Article XIII. Every State shall abide by the determination of the united States in congress assembled, on all questions which by this confederation are submitted to them. And the Articles of this confederation shall be inviolably observed by every State, and the union shall be perpetual; nor shall any alteration at any time hereafter be made in any of them; unless such alteration be agreed to in a congress of the united States, and be afterwards confirmed by the legislatures of EVERY State.]
My comment on Wikipedia is not against you, but only in the misleading passages in that source. Very fustrating to most of us.