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The Constitutional Convention


The year was 1787. The place: the State House in Philadelphia, the same location where the Declaration of Independence had been signed 11 years earlier. For four months, 55 delegates from the several states met to frame a Constitution for a federal republic that would last into "remote futurity." This is the story of the delegates to that convention and the framing of the federal Constitution.
    Introduction to this Web Site
    by Gordon Lloyd
    Introduction to the Constitutional Convention
    by Gordon Lloyd
To clarify the events of the Constitutional Convention, Gordon Lloyd has organized the convention into four parts—a four part drama—and also provided a day-by-day summary of the Convention.
    The Constitutional Convention as a Four Act Drama
    by Gordon Lloyd
    Day-by-Day Summary of the Convention
    by Gordon Lloyd
    Major Themes at the Constitutional Convention
    by Gordon Lloyd
    Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787
    by James Madison
This site also features a comprehensive guide to the delegates to the Constitutional Convention.
    Names, Ages, Education, Experiences, and Biographies of the Delegates
    by Gordon Lloyd and Jeff Sammon
    Entertainment of George Washington at City Tavern in Philadelphia
    Selected Correspondence from the Convention
    Compiled by Gordon Lloyd
 


Interactive Scene at the Signing of the
Constitution of the United States

by Howard Chandler Christy


Interactive Map of Historic Philadelphia
in the Late 18th Century

by Gordon Lloyd, Colleen Garot,
and Angela Edwards


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