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Why was the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 called?

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The Philadelphia Convention if 1787 was called because congress wanted to solve the problem of how to govern the new nation. Congress called for a convention to be held in Philadelphia in 1787 in order to revise the Articles of Confederation. This was known as the Constitutional Convention, Philadelphia Convention, Federal Convention, or Grand Convention at Philadelphia. It took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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