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Multimedia Resources on the Constitutional Convention

The Constitutional Convention as a Four-Act Drama, whole video

 

Act I: The Alternative Plans

Act II: The Connecticut Compromise

Act III: The Committee of Detail Report

Act IV: The End is in Sight

How did the Constitutional Convention Deal with Slavery?

Contents

Introduction

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

The Convention

Read the four-act drama and day-by-day summary by Gordon Lloyd, as well as Madison’s account of the Convention Debates.

Interactive Map of Historic Philadelphia in the Late 18th Century

Learn about historic Philadelphia and where the founders stayed, ate, and met.

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Multimedia Resources

Watch video explanations of Dr. Lloyd’s view on the Convention.

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