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Miracle at Philadelphia - Drafting the Constitution. The Committee of Style and Arrangement Take Hold. September 8-12. Summary & Analysis

Catherine Drinker Bowen
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Drafting the Constitution. The Committee of Style and Arrangement Take Hold. September 8-12. Summary and Analysis

Despite their deep differences, the Convention agrees to appoint a committee to assemble a final document that can be voted on by the whole. This committee consists of William Johnson, Alexander Hamilton, Governor Morris, James Madison and Rufus King. All five are supporters of a strong central government.

Bowen gives a brief summation of the qualities of each of these members, who would together write the core of the Constitution. Dr. Johnson is well liked by all the delegates, and is trusted in the South. He is the President of Columbia College in New York. Hamilton is recognized as an eloquent speaker and excellent writer, although his speech that leaned in favor of monarchy must worry some...

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