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Who were two of the leading delegates to the Constitutional Convention?



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All the delegates to the Constitutional Convention were influencial men known throught the nation and the state they represented. Most had spent their adult years studying political philosophy. They were intrumental in creating state constitutions. Perhaps the most conservative of the delegates was Alexander Hamilton. He did not trust the people with too much democracy and he favored a strong national government at the expense of state governments. George Mason was perhaps the most liberal and he did not sign the finished document because he felt it was not democratic enough. James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, took notes about the proceedings and represented the large state's interests at the convention. George Washington was respected by all delegates and was selected to chair the proceedings. This site will have a listing of the delegates by state. MrV