Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution Setting & Symbolism

Jack N. Rakove
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Pennsylvania Statehouse

Pennsylvania Statehouse is the site of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia beginning in May 1787.

Montpelier

Montpelier is the Virginia home of James Madison. This is where he performed his study of governments that became the basis for the Virginia Plan.

Annapolis, Maryland

Annapolis, Maryland is the site of the Annapolis Convention in September 1786 that led to the Federal Convention in May of 1787.

New York, New York

New York, New York is the home of the Continental Congress and the national government under the Articles of Confederation.

Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is the object of a struggle between Spain and the United States over navigation rights.

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts is the site of the state convention that ratifies the Constitution but has a struggle over the inability to attach amendments.

Exeter, New Hampshire

Exeter, New Hampshire is the site of the New Hampshire state convention...

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