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Constitutional convention

Philadelphia convention

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Delegate

Framers of the constitution
Representatives of states

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Federal system

Existence of two governments, national and state, each given a certain amount of authority

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Proportional representation meant that states with larger populations would have

More representative sin legislature than states with smaller populations

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55 delegates attended the

Philadelphia convention

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Delegates were appointed by

State legislatures ranging from 2 to 8 per state

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Each state had -- vote in the convention

One

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Some delegates were wealthy but most

Weren't

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3/4 of delegates ever in

Congress and were prominent in their states

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George Washington

Most respected and honored man in the country

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Washington led the American arm to

Victories over British end faced difficulties in regards to confess supplying his army

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Washington was convinced that the U.S. Needed a

A strong national government

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Washington was unanimously elected as

President of the convention but did not take an active role in the debates o

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Washing tons presence and support of the constitution was

Essential to its success

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James Madison was among the youngest of the

Revolutionary leaders

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Madison was in committee to frame

Virginias constitution

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Madison convinced George mason to champs the clause in Virginia declaration that guaranteed toleration of religion to

Free exercise

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Madison studied ancient and modern

Political theory to prepare for convention

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Benjamin Franklin

Internationally respected
Aura of wisdom

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Alexander Hamilton: Washingtonians aide in the

Revolution

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Hamilton left Philadelphia in frustration before convention was half over but returned in September to

Sign the constitution

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James Wilson

Major influence esp on how delegates shaped the office of president

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Governor Morris

One of delegates that spoke most often
Principal role in drafting constitution

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Edmund Randolph: introduced the

Virginia plan to the convention and headed Virginias delegation

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Randolph refused to sign constitution but

Supported its ratification

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Roger Sherman

Connecticut compromise on representation in congress
Shaped American federalism

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Civil discourse: a reasoned discussion in which every member has the opportunity to

Speak on any question, no one can drown out others' ideas and listening is just as important as speaking

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Thomas Paris was in Paris as

U.S. Minister

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John Adams, important author of mass constitution, was

Serving as U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain

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Patrick Henry refused to

Attend the conversion and was an anti constitutionalist