Foundations of Government

Constitutional Convention

Activity: Research the Constitutional Convention. Then imagine you are one of the delegates. Create a series of journal entries outlining what you thought and how you voted. Make sure you reflect on the different plans for government and give your own view on which plans would have been best for the nation.

Research Web Sites

  To Form A More Perfect Union: The Work of the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention
Read this site to learn more about the birth of our nation.
  History of the Constitution
Get some quick facts on the history of the U.S. Constitution, including the Articles of Confederation and the Constitutional Convention of 1787, as you explore this Web site.
  The Constitutional Convention of 1787
Several of the delegates attended Princeton. This site gives information on those men.
  Meet America's Founding Fathers
This site gives information about the delegates to the convention. When possible a picture of the individual is included with the biography.
  The Constitution of the United States
The work of many minds, the Constitution stands as a model of cooperative statesmanship and the art of compromise.
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