The Constitutional Convention took place in Philadelphia from May 25 to September 17, 1787. The delegates met at the Pennsylvania State House. Due to travel difficulties and long distances, not all of the delegates were present during the early meetings.
The Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia from May to September of 1787. Delegates from the different colonies came here to discuss the problems facing the government of the United States. From this convention, the U.S. Constitution emerged and was adopted.
Delegates convened the Constitutional Convention to establish a better government and update ideas found in the Articles of Confederation. A growing population as well as lack of control over changing territories were major factors in choosing to meet in 1787.
Delegate wanted everyone to be able to speak freely, but if the press new what delegates were saying they would tell the people and if the people disagreed that delegate would basically get trash talked.