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Miracle at Philadelphia - The Constitution is Signed. The Dissidents. Summary & Analysis

Catherine Drinker Bowen
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The Constitution is Signed. The Dissidents. Summary and Analysis

On September 17, 40 delegates gather at the State House to approve the final version of the proposed Constitution. Benjamin Franklin produces a speech, which is read by Wilson. Franklin starts by stating that he does not entirely approve of the proposal. This is designed to get the attention of the members, and Bowen suggests that it does. Franklin continues, however, that he intends to support it despite his misgivings, because he recognizes that it is the best proposal that is possible. He urges the other members to put aside their hesitations and support the Constitution. He goes farther to suggest they not openly criticize the plan once it is made public.

Franklin moves that the Constitution be signed as approved by the states, and not by the individual members. This move, Bowen...

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