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Q: Why did the 12 states send delegates to philadelphia in 1787?
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Why did island not send delegates?

Rhode Island did not send delegates to the Constitutional Convention because they did not support a stronger national government in its relationship with the states. Rhode Island was consistent in avoiding or lagging when asked to support national measures...even before the Constitutional Convention.


Who was invited to the Constitutional Convention?

All 13 states were invited to send delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Only Rhode Island refused to send delegates, fearing (correctly) that the Convention didn't really intend to revise the Articles of Confederation, but rather to replace it with a Constitution that created a strong federal government.


Which Founding Father so opposed the Constitution that he did not attend the Convention?

Rhode Island refused to send a delegate to the Philadelphia (or Constitutional) Convention in 1787. Patrick Henry, who would have been Rhode Island's delegate, was suspicious of the real purpose of the meeting and did not attend.The decision was not made in opposition to the Constitution itself, because the US Constitution hadn't been proposed, let alone written, yet. The First Continental Congress had authorized the 1787 Convention to allow delegates address weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation, but many people, like Patrick Henry, feared the proposed solutions would shift power away from the states and to the central government (which is exactly what happened).Patrick Henry(apex)


Why did some colonies send more delegates than others?

It depended on population of the colony, like House of Representatives.


What state did not send delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787?

Rhode Island. The State's leaders refused to participate in the Constitutional Convention because they believed it was a conspiracy to overthrow the current government, which was operating under the Articles of Convention. Patrick Henry, who would have been their delegate, declared he "smelt a rat," and didn't want to participate in a project that threatened state sovereignty.

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Why did 12 states send delegates to philadelphia in 1787?

They did it out of fear that the rebellion might spread.


What state did not send delegates to the 1787 Philadelphia Convention?

Rhode Island did not send any delegates.


Which state refused to participate in Philadelphia convention of 1787?

Rhode Island did not send delegates to Philadelphia for the convention.


What colony did not send any delegates to the constitutional convention in philadelphia in 1787?

Rhode Island


Why did 12 states send delegates to philidelphia in 1787?

To draft the constitution.


What state did not attend the 1787 Consitutional Convention in Philadelphia PA?

Rhode Island did not send delegates.


Why were the states asked to send delegates to Philadelphia in 1787?

To change the Articles of Confederation **** The delegates met to deliberate over the NEW government. The Articles of Confederation were too weak and needed "modifying". The delegates met to approve the Constitution. ****


Why were the states asked to send delegates to the Philadelphia in 1787?

To change the Articles of Confederation **** The delegates met to deliberate over the NEW government. The Articles of Confederation were too weak and needed "modifying". The delegates met to approve the Constitution. ****


Why were states asked to send delegates to Philadelphia in 1787?

To change the Articles of Confederation **** The delegates met to deliberate over the NEW government. The Articles of Confederation were too weak and needed "modifying". The delegates met to approve the Constitution. ****


What state refused to take part of the convention in Philadelphia in 1787?

Rhode Island did not send delegates to the convention.


What was the only state that did not send delegates to Philadelphia?

Rhode Island is the only state that did not send delegates.


Which state did not attend the Philadelphia convention in 1787?

Rhode Island did not send anyone to the 1787 Philadelphia convention to represent their state.

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