The Constitutional Convention <sup>:31</sup> took place from May 25 to September 17,
1787, ... The delegates elected George Washington to preside over the
Convention. ... the chronically...
The original states, except Rhode Island, collectively appointed 70 individuals to
the Constitutional Convention, but a number did not accept or could not attend.
The Issues: Why was the Convention called? .... In the Convention, each state--
regardless of its number of delegates-- had one vote, so a state evenly split could
Sep 17, 2012 ... When Thomas Jefferson gushingly called the Constitutional Convention
delegates “an assembly of demigods,” he wasn't being full of himself.
The United States Constitutional Convention of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1787.
... The delegates elected George Washington to preside over the Convention.
The final delegate selection to the U.S. Constitutional Convention (also known as
the Philadelphia Convention or the Grand Convention, at the time).
The role of The Constitutional Convention in the history of the United States of
America. ... Interestingly, a number of prominent figures of the day did not attend,
... The delegates considered whether the legislature should be elected directly by
Why did the delegates to the Constitutional Convention agree to keep
discussions in their ... What were the major conflicts of the Philadelphia
Convention and how were they resolved? Why did ... These delegates were
selected by their states.
Each state appointed delegates to attend a meeting in Philadelphia to develop a
... and was in fact elected as a delegate, but he boycotted the convention
believing that ... be made up of a number of delegates based on each state's
The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty ... American
colonists, who were used to controlling their local affairs in the directly-elected
colonial ... The Convention determined that a Census of the population
conducted every ... Southern delegates argued that their slaves counted in the