The Constitutional Convention

by Martin McPhillips

Publisher: Silver Burdett in Morristown, N.J

Written in English
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Describes how delegates from the thirteen original states came together in 1787 to create a Constitution to preserve the newly born United States.

Edition Notes

StatementMartin McPhillips.
GenreJuvenile literature
SeriesTurning points in American history, A Silver Burdett library selection
ContributionsMedia Projects Incorporated.
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p. :
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23258191M
ISBN 100382068270

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Constitutional Convention, convention that drew up the U.S. Constitution. Stimulated by severe economic troubles, which produced radical political movements such as Shays’s Rebellion, the convention met in Philadelphia (May 25–September 17, ), ostensibly to amend the Articles of Confederation.

70 Delegates had been appointed by the original states to attend the Constitutional Convention, but only 55 were able to be there. Rhode Island was the only state to not send any delegates at all.

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NARRATOR #2: The convention began on May 25, Fifty-five delegates were sent to Philadelphia to represent the thirteen original states. It was a long, hot summer. (The convention attendees enter the room.

GEORGE WASHINGTON will sit on a chair on a raised platform. JAMES MADISON will sit nearby and take notes of everything said. Constitutional Convention. likes. The only way to stop an “out-of-control” federal government is to adopt a constitutional amendment that STRIPS them of any power.

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