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www.thenewamerican.com/culture/history/item/18356-1787-constitutional-convention-why-the-secrecy-rule

May 28, 2014 ... Two hundred and twenty-seven years ago this week, the important “business of May,” as James Madison once described it, began in Philadelphia. Delegates from 12 of the 13 states gathered in the iconic building where other representatives boldly declared independence from the British empire a scant ...

inthesetimes.com/article/18940/alec-balanced-budget-corporate-constitutional-convention

Mar 14, 2016 ... What would stop this constitutional convention from turning out like the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, which led to the scrapping of the Articles of Confederation and the drafting of an entirely new U.S. Constitution? In February, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) signed on to a call ...

countrystudies.us/united-states/government-2.htm

The American Constitution is the world's oldest written constitution in force, one that has served as the model for a number of other constitutions around the world . ... The Constitutional Convention convened on May 25, 1787, in Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence had been adopted 11 years earlier,  ...

www.ushistory.org/us/15d.asp

"Representation" remained the core issue for the Philadelphia Convention. What was the best way for authority to be delegated from the people and the states to a strengthened central government? After still more deeply divided argument, a proposal put forward by delegates from Connecticut (a small population state ) ...

www.eiu.edu/historia/Ervin3.pdf

delegates to the Constitutional Convention betray the principles of the. Declaration of Independence by forming a union that ... end slavery at the Convention. Neo-Garrisonians also depict the southern slave .... leverage in the debates, claiming that an end to the slave trade would prevent them from signing the Constitution.

www.uwyo.edu/robertshistory/wyoming_constitutional.htm

With the time required for printing and giving the required legal notices, the delegates had a narrow window during which the Constitution had to be written and approved. Warren wanted their work completed by the end of September--25 working days from the opening of the convention to final action. Knowing they had 25 ...

www.gilderlehrman.org/content/historical-context-constitution-and-slavery

While some members of the Constitutional Convention voiced "eloquent objections" to slavery, Marshall said they "consented to a document which laid a foundation for the tragic events which were to follow." The word "slave" does not appear in the Constitution. The framers consciously avoided the word, recognizing that it ...

tennesseestar.com/2017/04/24/constitution-series-how-and-why-thirteen-states-ratified-the-constitution-1787-1790

Apr 24, 2017 ... When Benjamin Franklin emerged from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787 and told Mrs. Powel the delegates had given Americans “a republic, if you can keep it,” he was anticipating that at least nine of the thirteen states who were joined together under the Articles of ...

www.thisnation.com/textbook/constitution-convention.html

Before the Convention ended, the delegates determined that the Constitution could be ratified by nine of the thirteen states. While this agreement made ratification easier, it also raised the possibility of as many as four states being left out of the new "union." Also worth noting was the decision to meet in secret. The delegates ...