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The power of the constitutional convention

containing the pleadings, briefs, arguments of counsel, and opinion of the judges of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in the cases of Wells and others vs. the election commissions. The arguments one published from the stenographic report of R.A. West.

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Published by King & Baird in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Elections -- Pennsylvania.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsPennsylvania. Supreme Court.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination206 p. ;
    Number of Pages206
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23326566M
    OCLC/WorldCa9861363

    The Constitutional Convention took place from May 14 to Septem , in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The point of the event was decide how America was going to be gh the Convention had been officially called to revise the existing Articles of Confederation, many delegates had much bigger plans. ‎This collection of documents on the Constitutional Convention explains why the Convention was held and illustrates the ideas of government and politics that the delegates carried with them to Philadelphia. Its pages recount the Convention’s critical debates over the purpose and powers of government,.

    The Constitutional Convention Even before Shays Rebellion, prominent Americans were thinking of means to strengthen the Articles of Confederation. James Madison and others met with George Washington at Mount Vernon in , to discuss commercial issues relating to Virginia and Maryland. The Federal Convention (Constitutional Convention) sent the proposed Constitution to the Confederation Congress, which in turn submitted it to the states for ratification at the end of September On Septem , "Cato" first appeared in the New York press criticizing the proposition; "Brutus" followed on Octo These and other articles and public letters critical of the Authors: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay.

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