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Miracle at Philadelphia - Test Oaths, Deism and Tolerance. A Standing Army. Treason Defined. Summary & Analysis

Catherine Drinker Bowen
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Test Oaths, Deism and Tolerance. A Standing Army. Treason Defined. Summary and Analysis

The delegates grow weary of the constant re-examination of issues. A motion is passed that they will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day without adjourning any earlier. While they have agreed on the larger principles, they are mired in the details. As the Convention moves slowly toward finishing, members produce new ideas to be included.

The idea had been brought up earlier that the President and members of Congress should take an oath to uphold the Constitution. However, some delegates thought oaths unnecessary.

The question of a religious requirement arises. Most of the states have such a requirement, designed to keep all but protestant Christians from serving in high office. Many of the delegates and leading men of the day...

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