This day in History, and some insight if one’s thinking about how the US became the industrial powerhouse of the world.


Framers gather to draft U.S. Constitution

On this day (May 14) in 1787, delegates gathered in Philadelphia for the Constitutional Convention, which drafted the now universally revered United States Constitution.

The 55 men who attended the “Federal Convention” met in Independence Hall in response to the Confederation Congress’ resolution of Feb. 21, 1787, which “Resolved that in the opinion of Congress it is expedient that on the second Monday in May next” (i.e., May 14, 1787) “a Convention of delegates who shall have been appointed by the several states be held at Philadelphia for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation …”

During the 16-week convention, the delegates (“Framers”) drafted a Constitution that established a strong national government that it was hoped would be capable of solving, with a good chance of success, the many problems facing the 11-year-old American republic.

In drafting the country’s second…

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  1. mstrmac711 says:

    There is a great disply in Philly that captures the moment. You can actuyally walk among the life size statues and think about what it was like to be there. Thanks for the great links


    • Damn, the last time I was downtown (on my ex’s first trip out of NE) it was being renovated. That would be an awesome display. Why were we in Philly, you ask? I have a sister in West Chester.


      • mstrmac711 says:

        We are not far from there. Being the history nut I am, it holds a certain interest for me. Ben Franklin’s grave is a must see. Later this week I am going over as a birthday gift to myself. Also the USS New Jersey is across the river and it is the last of my Battleships for this year.


        • I thought you were close, I’m usually, although not always, out around Christmas, we’ll have to get together. Haven’t seen the New Jersey yet but, the Olympia was pretty impressive, Biggest one I’ve managed was the Texas.


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