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At the end of the Constitutional Convention, George Washington said, "I do not expect the Constitution to last for more than 20 years." Today, the United States has the oldest written constitution in the world. Why has the Constitution survived ? The framers of the Constitution established the broad structure of government but ...

www.socialstudiesforkids.com/wwww/us/theconventiondef.htm

Delegates from all over the colonies attended, and they struggled with competing concerns of large-population states and small-population states. George Washington presided over the Convention, and James Madison took detailed notes. Once the Constitution was approved at the Convention, it still had to be ratified by a ...

social.rollins.edu/wpsites/hist120/2012/11/27/north-carolina-federal-constitution

Nov 27, 2012 ... North Carolina sent five delegates to the Constitutional Convention, and as a group they were a rather diverse set of thinkers, all of whom had varying ... In the end, all of the North Carolina delegates who were in attendance at the signing of the Constitution did sign the document, only Martin and Davie ...

wallbuilders.com/franklins-appeal-prayer-constitutional-convention

Jan 31, 2017 ... Written in September of 1825, the letter contained William's recollection of a conversation with General Jonathan Dayton, a member of the Constitutional Convention (and afterwards Speaker of the House of Representatives). This account also found its way into at least one national periodical, the National ...

www.annenbergclassroom.org/speakout/what-would-your-constitution-look-like-if-you-participated-in-the-constitutional-convention

May 20, 2015 ... The U.S. Constitution created at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 is one of the founding documents of our nation; however, I do feel that there are some parts that could have been written differently that would only benefit our nation. For example, pertaining to the Bill of Rights, I would have added that ...

teachersinstitute.yale.edu/curriculum/units/1981/cthistory/81.ch.01.x.html

After discussing Connecticut's decision to participate in the Constitutional Convention and its choice of delegates, special emphasis is placed upon the “ Connecticut” or “Great Compromise,” which helped to save the Convention from ..... By September 17, the new Constitution had been signed by thirty-nine delegates.

lehrmaninstitute.org/history/constitution.html

We have become a nation," wrote Dr. Benjamin Rush, in July 1788 after New York State ratified the new Constitution of the United States.1 Two years earlier, Rush, a prominent Philadelphia politician as ... 7 Even on the eve of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, doubts about the government's future were widespread.

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The same paper carried an article signed by "American," which decried the ambivalence of the Convention then sitting in Annapolis: "Is it not remarkable that a .... The leaders of the Constitutional Convention of 1776 are well-known to students of Maryland history, and the Constitution they wrought is amply documented in ...

history.army.mil/books/RevWar/ss/ch4.htm

The Constitution. The Constitutional Convention is a major transition point in American history between the Revolutionary era and the birth of national republican ... In the end, compromise produced a uniquely American solution derived from colonial modifications of a European heritage: a federal system of checks and ...