Public Security Interests
Abraham Baldwin (GA)
Real Estate and Land Speculation
William Blount (NC)
Lending and Investments
Richard Bassett (DE)
Mercantile, Manufacturing, and Shipping
Jacob Broom (DE)
Planters and Slaveholders
Pierce Butler (SC)
For four months, 55 delegates from the several states met to frame a Constitution for a federal republic that would last into “remote futurity.”
View Gordon Lloyd’s Convention attendance record, major themes of the convention, and other resources about the creation of the Constitution.
See how different artists have portrayed the significance of the Constitutional Convention in art.