The Constitutional Convention: Thematic Table of Contents
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Thematic Table of Contents

The Constitutional Convention: Thematic Table of Contents

The Road to the Convention

1. The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (1638–39)
2. The Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges (1701)
3. Virginia Declaration of Rights and Constitution (June 12 and 29, 1776)
4. Thomas Jefferson, Draft of the Declaration of Independence (July 2–4, 1776)
5. Massachusetts Bill of Rights (March 2, 1780)
6. Articles of Confederation (1781)
7. James Madison, “Vices of the Political System of the United States” (April 1787)
8. The Two Authorizations (September 1786 and February 1787)

The Constitutional Convention: The Alternative Plans

9. The Rules of the Convention (May 28–29, 1787)
10. The Virginia Plan (May 29, 1787)
11. The Madison-Sherman Exchange (June 6, 1787)
12. The Three-Fifths Clause and Federal Representation (June 11, 1787)
13. The Revised Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan (June 13 and 15, 1787)
14. The Two Authorizations Revisited (June 16, 1787)
15. The Hamilton Plan (June 18, 1787)

The Constitutional Convention: The Connecticut Compromise

16. Partly National, Partly Federal (June 29 and 30, 1787)
17. The Gerry Committee Report (July 2 and 5, 1787)
18. The Three-Fifths Clause and the Connecticut Compromise (July 11–14 and 16, 1787)

The Constitutional Convention: The Committee of Detail

19. The Committee of Detail Report (July 23–24 and August 6, 1787)
20. The Slave Trade Clause (August 21,22, 24, and 25, 1787)
21. The Judiciary (June 4; July 21; August 15 and 27, 1787)

The Constitutional Convention: The Committee of Detail

22. Creating the Electoral College (September 4 and 6, 1787)
23. Objections to the Constitution (September 10, 12, 15, and 17, 1787)
24. The Fugitive Slave Clause (July 14; August 6, 28 and 29; and September 12, 15, and 17, 1787)
25. The Powers of Congress (September 12 and 14, 1787)
26. The Signing of the Constitution (September 17, 1787))