Ratification must take the form of confirmation that the debt is binding after the age of 18. In the United States, in the 1880s, most states set the minimum age at 10 to 12 years (compared to seven years in Delaware in 1895).  Inspired by the “Maiden Tribute” articles, the American reformers launched their own campaign which asked the legislator to raise the legal minimum age to at least sixteen years with the ultimate goal of raising the age to eighteen years. The campaign was successful, with almost every state raised the minimum age to sixteen to eighteen by 1920.   Everyone knows that the creation of a legally binding contract must be subject to an offer, acceptance and the intention to create a legally binding treaty. It discusses the problems that may arise, as well as different ways of dealing with these problems.