Philadelphia. The convention was held there. Philadelphia. The convention was held there.
During the American Constitutional Convention that formally began its proceedings in 1787, the smallest state (in terms of land-area) represented was Delaware. Rhode Island, the smallest state of the 'Original 13,' declined to send delegates to the Convention.
55 delegates attended the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. 2 from New Hampshire. 3 sent each from New York, and Connecticut. Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and North Carolina each sent 5. Georgia, Massachusetts, and South Carolina each sent 4. Pennsylvania sent 8, and Virginia sent 7. Rhode Island refused to send any delegates, and Patrick Henry refused to attend stating he "smelled a rat in Philadelphia, tending toward the monarchy."
He championed the rights of the small states at the Constitutional Convention. At the convention he repersented Delaware. He also quoted Wright and Morris in their soldier- state men of the consitution.
Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, New Jersey, and Georgia all sent delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Rhode Island objected to any amendment of the Articles of Confederation and believed that the government should stay out of rights and powers belonging to the states, so Rhode Island did not send any delegates to the Convention.
The constitutional convention occurred second.
The Philadelphia Convention (also known as the Constitutional Convention) took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address problems in governing the United States of America, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation. Although the Convention was purportedly intended only to revise the Articles of Confederation, the intention of many of its proponents was from the outset to create a new government rather than "fix" the existing one. The delegates elected George Washington to preside over the convention. The result of the Convention was the United States Constitution.DelegatesConnecticutDelawareGeorgiaMarylandMassachusettsNew HampshireNew JerseyNew YorkNorth CarolinaPennsylvaniaSouth CarolinaVirginiaRhode Island did not send delegates to the convention.
The final delegate selection to the U.S. Constitutional Convention (also known as the Philadelphia Convention or the Grand Convention, at the time) from the 13 states totaled 55. By state: * 8 from Virginia * 4 from New Jersey * 8 from Pennsylvania * 5 from North Carolina * 5 from Delaware * 4 from Georgia * 3 from New York * 4 from South Carolina * 4 from Massachusetts * 3 from Connecticut * 5 from Maryland * 2 from New Hampshire * 0 from Rhode Island Originally, different delegates were selected by Virginia, but three refused. Rhode Island declined to send any delegates. When the "Grand Convention" convened in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, most delegates hadn't arrived. By the 25th, however, there was a quorum, of 7 states, represented, and the convention began. Many delegates arrived weeks or months late, and others left early before the final voting. When the final version of a new Constitution was submitted for signing, on September 17, 39 men put their pens to the document.
john Dickinson (November 8, 1732 - February 14, 1808) was an American lawyer and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. He was a militia officer during the American Revolution, a Continental Congressman from Pennsylvania and Delaware, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, President of Delaware and President of Pennsylvania.
55 delegates drafted the United States Constitution, representing 12 of the 13 Colonies. Rhode Island did not send any delegates.New Hampshire sent 2 delegates.New York and Connecticut sent 3 delegates.Massachusetts, South Carolina and Georgia sent 4 delegates.Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina and Delaware sent 5.Virginia sent 7 delegates, and Pennsylvania sent 8.Notable delegates were Alexander Hamilton, Rufus King, Robert Yates, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, and George Washington.The Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia from May 25th, to September 17th, 1787. The final version was signed by 39 of the delegates.Technically, the question isn't quite that simple, as each of the Amendments are also part of the U.S. Constitution, adding about 15 congressional groups to the "drafters" as well.Additional: There are 39 official delegate's signatures on the document, however there actually are forty signatures. The signature of William Jackson, the Secretary of the Constitutional Convention, also appears on the document. Acting in that capacity, what role the Secretary of the convention may have played in the draft is unclear.
He was:Elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly, 1764Member of Stamp Act Congress, 1765Member of the Continental Congress, 1774-1776, '79Member of Delaware Assembly, 1780Governor of Pennsylvania, 1782-1785Member of Constitutional Convention, 1787Member of Delaware Constitutional Convention, 1792 ?3120 eijskodje4585245889
John Dickinson came out of retirement to serve as the Delaware delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He served on the Committee on Postponed Matters, helped to engineer the Great Compromise, and launched a letter writing campaign to persuade ratification of the Constitution.
The first congress had a convention in Delaware over rhode island ratifying the constitution and then they all hit the peace pipe
Delaware supported the idea that representation should be equal among all the states. this is because Delaware was a small state. Therefore they would have less representation. They also supported the idea of slaves not counting as population. this is because the South had more slaves then them. So if slaves did count, Delaware would still have a less population. Delaware also believed that there should be 3 branches in the government, the executive (president), the legislative (the congress) and the judicial (the supreme court). they also believed that the executive should have limited control because then the executive can't have total control. also the believed that the legislative and the judicial branch should be monitored by the state government (p.s. for more info go to archives.gov and type in: delegates of the constitutional convention in the search box.)
George Clinton, Robert R. Livingston of New York, Thomas Willing of Philadelphia, and John Dickinson of Delaware did not sign.
Delaware is the first state to join the Union. A+LS Hope this helps - Sammi ¢8
The 55 delagates came from:ConnecticutDelawareGeorgiaMarylandMassachusettsNew HampshireNew JerseyNew YorkNorth CarolinaPennsylvaniaSouth CarolinaVirginia.Rhode Island chose not to attend. Also absent was Patrick Henry of Virginia because "He smelled a rat in Philadelphia".
George Read 1733-1798)Represented Delaware at the Continental Congress. During the Constitutional Convention he served as president of the committee that drafted the document.
The Articles of Confederation were written by one representative from each colony. John Dickinson, the delegate from Delaware, was the principal writer. The Constitution was written as a group effort by the men who were present at the Constitutional Convention (55 delegates appointed by the states). The "Father of the Constitution" is known as James Madison, as he sketched the initial draft.
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The largest city on the Delaware river is Philadelphia.
Delaware does not have an international airport. The nearest one is Philadelphia.