Constitutional Convention

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As the Constitutional Convention came to a close on September 17, 1787, Benjamin Franklin offered two observations on its proceedings. Read more >>

A diminutive, persuasive Virginian hijacked the Constitutional Convention and forced the moderates to accept a national government with vastly expanded powers

On May 5, 1787, James Madison arrived in Philadelphia. Read more >>
At the first meeting of my first class in business school, our instructor divided the class into groups and gave each group a project. Read more >>

Did the fifty-five statesmen meeting in Philadelphia at the Constitutional Convention know that a witch-hunt was taking place while they deliberated? Did they care?


A leading American historian challenges the long-entrenched interpretation originated by the late Charles A. Beard