Constitutional Convention Attendance Record

How to Use the Attendance Record

The Constitutional Convention Attendance Record is a tool to demonstrate visually which delegates were present at each meeting of the Convention. The Convention has been divided into four parts corresponding to the Four Act Drama. The left side of the module provides details about the events of each day, while the right side displays which delegates were in attendance and which were absent. To select a particular day, click on the act in which the day appears, then click and drag the red slide bar under the acts to scroll through the days. When you find the day you are interested in, click the arrow next to the date. This will expand the commentary for that day and change the information on the right side of the module to display the attendance record for that day.

Enter the Attendance Record

The Attendance Record is also available as a Microsoft Excel file.



The year was 1787. The place: the State House in Philadelphia. This is the story of the framing of the federal Constitution.

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