Miracle at Philadelphia Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Catherine Drinker Bowen
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 171 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the Miracle at Philadelphia Lesson Plans

The Scene. Origins of the Convention.

• Held in 1787, the Constitutional Convention has delegates from 12 of the 13 original states.

• Delegates meet to discuss the problems facing the states under the Articles of Confederation, which govern the states after the Revolutionary War.

• The Convention is held for the sole purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation.

• Many of the delegates are familiar names from American History, including Washington, Madison, and Hamilton.

The Delegates and the State House. Washington and Madison.

• When the Convention begins, only delegates from Virginia and Pennsylvania arrive.

• The Virginia delegates write up 15 "resolves" that ultimately serve as the basis for the final Constitution.

• The Convention adopts a rule of secrecy regarding their discussions and decisions.

• The Convention occurs in the Pennsylvania State House, in the same room where the Constitutional Congress meet and the Declaration of Independence is signed.
• The Convention officially opens on May 25th...

(read more Chapter Abstracts)

This section contains 2,462 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Miracle at Philadelphia Lesson Plans
Miracle at Philadelphia from BookRags. (c)2018 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook