May 14, 2012 14 Comments
This day in History, and some insight if one’s thinking about how the US became the industrial powerhouse of the world.
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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