Why did John Hancock not attend the Constitutional convention?
becaus he was sick
Why did important leaders like Samuel Adams John Hancock and Patrick Henry not attend the constitutional convention?
The delegates to the Constitutional Convention are often referred to as the "Framers of the Constitution." Another name used is "Founding Fathers", however this is not as technically correct as "Framers", because several men who worked to achieve independence in the first place did not attend the Constitutional Convention. For example, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, John Hancock and Patrick Henry did not attend the Constititutional Convention. In addition, the Rhose Island delegates to the Second…
did not attend the constitution thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, john Adams, thomas Paine, and several more! (Charles Townshend) The answer above is correct but could be improved by adding that the State of Rhode Island did not attend the Constitutional Convention because IRS leaders opposed a stronger central government.
Who refused to attend the Constitutional convention because he did not believe that a stronger national government was a good idea?
Patrick Henry (1736-1799), fearing that the federal government would recreate a centralized monarchy, did not attend the Constitutional Convention in 1787. He was an anti-federalist but promoted the Bill of Rights, and by 1798 generally supported the Federalist government under President John Adams.