Definition: Philadelphia Convention:










Philadelphia Convention

55 delegates assembled in Philadelphia in 1787. Their intention was not to make a Constitution, but rather to amend the Articles of Confederation. Of course as it turned out, they would indeed write a new Constitution here.

You need to know that the Constitution is the document we live by, and is essentially the rules of the game of government. The Constitution has the final say and is the highest law of the land. As we shall see, it was a bundle of compromises. 


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