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Miracle at Philadelphia : the story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787.

Author: Catherine Drinker Bowen
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1966.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of the Federal Convention at Philadelphia in 1787 that produced the Constitution of the U.S.
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Genre/Form: Constitution
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Drinker Bowen
ISBN: 0316103985 9780316103985
OCLC Number: 300432
Notes: "An Atlantic Monthly Press book."
Description: xix, 346 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: The scene. Origins of the Convention --
The delegates and the State House. Washington and Madison --
In Convention. Randolph introduces the Virginia plan --
Federal versus national. The "two supremes." The city of Philadelphia --
The chief executive. Wilson of Philadelphia, Dickinson of Delaware. Dr. Franklin speaks his mind. June 1-6 --
"Life, liberty and property." The people at large. The method of electing congressmen. June 6-7 --
The congressional veto. Proportional representation. The delegates write home --
America divided. Sheman's Compromise. The Committee of the Whole makes its report. June 11-13 --
The New Jersey Plan. Alexander Hamilton makes his speech. June 15-19 --
The great debate. June 19-28 --
The tension mounts. Europe and America --
Journey through the American states The physical scene --
Journey through the American states, continued. The people --
The Western Territory, the land companies and the Northwest Ordinance. Manasseh Cutler --
The Great Compromise. A king for America. Ten-day adjournment. General Washington goes fishing --
Committee of Detail. The slavery compromise --
Foreigners in Congress. The "ten miles square." --Test oaths, Deism and tolerance. A standing army. Treason defined --
Who shall ratify? The people or the states? --
Drafting the Constitution. The Committee of Style and Arrangement takes hold. September 8-12 --
A bill of rights rejected --
The Constitution is signed --
The Constitution goes before the country --
Massachusetts. The people speak --
Virginia and New York. The Federal procession.
Other Titles: Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787

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A history of the Federal Convention at Philadelphia in 1787 that produced the Constitution of the U.S.

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