When was the Constitutional Convention held?
The Constitutional Convention began on May 25, 1787 and ended on
The Constitutional Convention is also known as the Federal Convention, the Philadelphia Convention, and the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
The Constitutional Converntion took place in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Constitutional Convention (also known as the Federal Convention, the Philadelphia Convention, the First Constitutional Convention, and the Constitutional Convention of 1787) was held in the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. This building is now known as Independence Hall.
The Constitutional Convention was not referred to by that name because the convention was held to amend the Articles of Confederation, not to create a new framework for the US government. At the time, it was referred to alternately as the Convention at Philadelphia, or the Philadelphia Convention. It acquired the "Constitutional" label later because that it was a more appropriate name for the historic event.