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Painting by Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952) Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Franklin George Washington 1 7 8 James Madison
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Timeline of the Constitutional Convention Timeline of the Constitutional Convention 1776 – the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence 13 American colonies (then at war with Great Britain) are independent states July 4: the wording of the Declaration is approved by Congress 1781 – the Articles of Confederation established the US is a confederation of 13 states: individual states maintain considerable autonomy Congress has limited powers (declare wars, establish treaties, regulate weights and measures, oversee Indian affairs, run post office, establish army and navy BUT no mandatory power to raise taxes) no Executive or Judiciary powers vested in Congress – weak and leaderless government
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1787 – 55 delegates meet in Philadelphia to produce new constitutional arrangements (originally, to amend the Articles of Confederation): representatives from 12 states attended (except for Rhode Island) Timeline of the Constitutional Convention – Timeline of the Constitutional Convention – cont. cont.
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2011 for the course POLS-Y 100 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '10 term at Indiana.

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