|Washington as Statesman at the Constitutional Convention by Junius Brutus Stearns (1856)|
|Signing of the Constitution by Thomas P. Rossiter (circa 1860-1870)|
|Convention at Philadelphia, 1787 by Frederick Juengling and Alfred Kappes (1881)|
|Franklin at the Constitutional Convention 1787 by Joseph Boggs Beale (probably circa 1880-1900)|
|The Signing of the American Constitution by Albert Herter (1915)|
|The Foundation of American Government by Henry Hintermeister (circa 1925)|
|The Adoption of the U.S. Constitution in Congress at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Sept. 17, 1787 by John H. Froehlich (1935)|
|The Constitution by Barry Faulkner (1936)|
|Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States by Howard Chandler Christy (1940)|
|Signing of the Constitution by Louis S. Glanzman (1987)|
The year was 1787. The place: the State House in Philadelphia. This is the story of the framing of the federal Constitution.
To clarify the events of the Constitutional Convention, Gordon Lloyd has organized the convention into four parts—a four part drama.
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.