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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 4, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Constitution of the United States (search)
n a commercial arrangement, over which, by the existing Constitution, Congress had no control. Coming from such an exalted source, the suggestion was acted upon. A convention of delegates from the several States was called at Annapolis, Md. Only five States (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia) sent deputies. These met Sept. 11, 1786. There being only a minority of the States present, they deferred action, at the same time recommending another convention. On Feb. 21, 1787, the Congress, by resolution, strongly urged the several legislatures to send deputies to a convention to meet in Philadelphia in May following, for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation. Delegates were appointed by all the States excepting Rhode Island. The convention assembled at the appointed time (May 14), but only one-half the States were then represented. The remainder did not all arrive before May 24. Washington, who was a delegate from Virgi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
n in Massachusetts......1786 Ordinance establishing a United States mint passed by Congress......Oct. 16, 1786 Twelfth Continental Congress adjourns; 362 days session......Nov. 3, 1786 Thirteenth Continental Congress meets at New York......Nov. 6, 1786 Arthur St. Clair, of Pennsylvania, chosen president of Congress......Feb. 2, 1787 Congress advises the States to send delegates to a convention in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation, to meet May 14......Feb. 21, 1787 Congress by ordinance provides government for the territory northwest of the Ohio (now Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin)......July 13, 1787 Treaty between the United States and Morocco ratified......July 18, 1787 South Carolina cedes to the United States her claims to a strip 12 miles wide west of a line from the head of the Tugaloo River to the North Carolina border......Aug. 9, 1787 Delegates to the convention sign the Constitution......Sept. 17, 1787 Th