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  1. The Constitutional Convention~1787 Sue’s Class

  2. The Delegates • 55 men from 12 states (Rhode Island declined to send anyone)

  3. GDS delegates: Luther Martin, Maryland John Dickinson, Delaware John Langdon New Hampshire John Lansing, New York Rufus King, Massachusetts Gouvernor Morris, Pennsylvania Oliver Ellsworth, Connecticut William Livingston, New Jersey John Rutledge, South Carolina • George Washington, Virginia • Alexander Hamilton, New York • James Madison. Virginia • James Wilson, Pennsylvania • Charles Pinckney. South Carolina • Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, South Carolina • Roger Sherman, Connecticut • William Paterson, New Jersey • Elbridge Gerry, Massachusetts • William Few, Georgia • George Mason, Virginia

  4. Roger Sherman, Connecticut

  5. Oliver Ellsworth, Connecticut

  6. William Few, Georgia

  7. Alexander Hamilton, New York

  8. William Paterson. New Jersey

  9. Elbridge Gerry, Massachusetts

  10. William Livingston, New Jersey

  11. Rufus King, Massachusetts

  12. Luther Martin, Maryland

  13. John Dickinson, Delaware

  14. John Langdon, New Hampshire

  15. John Lansing, New York

  16. James Madison, Virginia

  17. George Mason. Virginia

  18. Gouverneur Morris, Pennsylvania

  19. Charles Pinckney, South Carolina

  20. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, South Carolina

  21. John Rutledge, South Carolina

  22. James Wilson, Pennsylvania

  23. George Washington

  24. AGENDA • ~ is it ok to create a new constitution? • Madison and the Virginia Plan • Sherman and the Connecticut (Great) Compromise • Paterson and the New Jersey PlanHamilton and the British Plan • Charles Pinckney’s plan • What powers should the president have? • How should he be elected? • The problem of slavery ~ should slavery be abolished? • Should the enslaved population be counted for representation in Congress? • Are Federal Courts necessary? • The fight for a Bill of Rights • How should the Constitution be ratified?

  25. Places to look for information • http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_ccon.html • http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers.html