Constitutional Convention

McGill, Sara Ann
August 2017
Constitutional Convention;8/1/2017, p1
Presents an overview of the 1787 Constitutional Convention, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Efforts of the delegates to amend the Articles of Confederation; Details of James Madison's Virginia Plan, which provided for three branches of federal government; Compromise among Federalist and Anti-Federalist delegates; Impact of the 'Federalist Papers' on the states' decision to ratify the new Constitution; How the Whiskey Rebellion tested the strength of the new federal government; Creation of the Bill of Rights.


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