Why didn't the delegates at the Quebec conference just sign the constitution and make confederation official?
The governments that were represented at the Quebec Conference were not governments of independent countries, they were the governments of Britain's North American colonies, with the exception of British Columbia.
They were not breaking away from their mother country in a revolution as the Thirteen Colonies had when they formed the United States; but they were discussing whether they should join and create a new nation and they felt they needed Britain's permission to do so.
The British Government gave its blessings and, with direction from several of the Quebec delegates, John A. Macdonald in particular, they created and passed the British North America Act, which was based on the 72 Resolutions passed at Quebec.
Delaware ratified the US Constitution on December 7, 1787, becoming the first official state under the Constitution. The Confederation Congress sent the document to the states on September 28, 1787. Delaware ratified the US Constitution on December 7, 1787, becoming the first official state under the Constitution. The Confederation Congress sent the document to the states on September 28, 1787.
No, it is not true. The Constitution was really written partially as an experiment, but it was written to replace the Articles of Confederation, which were essentially what formed the constitution of the US during the Revolutionary War, but they were full of holes, so the Continental Congress decided to scrap them and write a new one.
No. The first US government, organized under the Articles of Confederation, lacked both Executive (President) and Judicial (Court) Branches. These were considered two of the weaknesses the Second Continental Congress authorized delegates to the Philadelphia Convention (now called the Constitutional Convention) to fix. They "fixed" the problem by creating the Constitution, the foundation of the second official United States government.
The Constitutional Convention formally opened on 25 May 1787. 39 of the 55 delegates to the Convention signed the finished copy of the Constitution of the United States on 17 Setember 1787. On 21 June 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the Constitution, making it the official form of government for the United States.
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…
How many Delegates to the National Convention does Hawai'i have? Hawai'i will have 29 delegates plus four alternates. The 29 Delegates are broken down into District-Level, At-large, Pledged Party Leader and Elected Official, and Unpledged Party Leader and Elected Official, and an Unpledged Add-on Delegate. see more details at: http://www.hawaiidemocrats.org/index.php?%3E%20option=com_content&task=view&id=246&Itemid=90
There is no official name for a group of penguins, however the delegates at the IVth International Penguin Conference in 2000 agreed that the appropriate term was a "waddle" of penguins. When arriving or departing the colony penguins often form a close group or raft, so at sea a group of penguins is often called a "raft".
Answer Before the Constitution was ratified as the official governmental document of America, there was a constitution called the Articles of Confederation. These governed America until the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The framers (founding fathers) decided the Articles had too many problems such as: They gave too much power to the states The national government had no army Foreign countries were taking advantage of America America had gone into a depression due to inflation and…
There is no "official" religion in the United States where religion must be separated from government pursuant the the United States Constitution. There is no "official" religion in the United States where religion must be separated from government pursuant the the United States Constitution. There is no "official" religion in the United States where religion must be separated from government pursuant the the United States Constitution. There is no "official" religion in the United States…
The Greenwich Meridian, based at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, was established by Sir George Airy in 1851. By 1884, over two-thirds of all ships and tonnage used it as the reference meridian on their maps. In October of that year, at the behest of U.S. President Chester A. Arthur, 41 delegates from 25 nations met in Washington, D.C., USA, for the International Meridian Conference. This conference selected the Greenwich Meridian as the official Prime Meridian…
It would be hard to place a specific date. The Revolutionary War certainly established the United States as an organization. And the Articles of Confederation established a working relationship between the states, but it wasn't until the ninth state ratified the Constitution on June 21 1788 that the United States of America became an official 'entity.' The Constitution was made effective shortly thereafter.
Well,holy convocation is The Holy Convocation is the meeting where the Presiding Bishop delivers his Official Annual address to the delegates of the Church of God in Christ. The Holy Convocation is the only convention the Church holds where delegates are provided the unique opportunity to interact with delegates from every corner of the globe.