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


Boston : Little, Brown, [1966] .
ISBN 9780316103985, 0316103985

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Other Title Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787
Subjects ASAMBLEAS CONSTITUYENTES -- ESTADOS UNIDOS -- 1787.
Constitutional conventions
Constitutional conventions -- United States.
ESTADOS UNIDOS -- CONSTITUCION -- HISTORIA.
Grondwetgevende vergaderingen.
U.S. -- Constitution.
U.S. -- Constitutional history.
USA -- Verfassung (1787)
USA. Verfassung.
United States.
United States. Constitutional Convention (1787)
Description xix, 346 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1966]
©1966
Notes "An Atlantic Monthly Press book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-330) and index.
Summary A history of the Federal Convention at Philadelphia in 1787 that produced the Constitution of the U.S.
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.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)300432
(OCoLC)ocm00300432
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1973.
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