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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition)

Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2021 Edition.

Cite as: Lauren Davis, Kieran Hazzard, Elizabeth Green, Grace Penn, and Grace Mallon (eds.), U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2021).

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Committees (14)

Created on: 1787-05-14 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-09-17 00:00:00

Description: The main chamber of the Constitutional Convention, consisting of all delegates.

55 members

98 sessions

0 keyword tagged

28, 69, 98,

1

59, 862, 21,

346, 0

810, 261, 22,

97, 11, 0

314, 34

Created on: 1787-05-25 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-05-28 00:00:00

Description: Committee charged with creating the rules and standing orders to govern meetings of the Convention.

3 members

2 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 3, 1,

0

2, 0, 1,

0, 0

2, 0, 2,

0, 0, 0

2, 0

Created on: 1787-05-30 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-06-09 00:00:00

Description: Committee consisting of all delegates to the Convention.

49 members

16 sessions

0 keyword tagged

4, 49, 1,

0

5, 126, 4,

60, 0

120, 26, 1,

16, 10, 0

53, 2

Created on: 1787-07-02 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-07-03 00:00:00

Description: Committee consisting of a deputy from each state, charged with finding a suitable method of representation in both houses of the legislature.

11 members

1 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 11, 1,

0

1, 2, 1,

2, 0

2, 1, 1,

0, 0, 0

1, 0

Created on: 1787-07-06 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-07-07 00:00:00

Description: Committee charged with finding a suitable method of representation in the lower house of the legislature.

5 members

1 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 5, 1,

0

1, 0, 1,

0, 0

1, 0, 1,

0, 0, 0

1, 0

Created on: 1787-07-09 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-07-09 00:00:00

Description: Committee consisting of a deputy from each state, charged with finding a suitable method of representation in the lower house of the legislature.

11 members

1 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 11, 1,

0

1, 2, 1,

0, 0

3, 0, 1,

0, 0, 0

1, 0

Created on: 1787-07-24 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-08-21 00:00:00

Description: Committee charged with creating a Constitution based on the resolutions agreed by the Convention.

5 members

7 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 5, 1,

0

8, 18, 6,

0, 0

25, 0, 2,

0, 0, 0

7, 0

Created on: 1787-08-18 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-08-20 00:00:00

Description: Committee consisting of a deputy from each state, charged first with deciding if the federal government should assume state debts and then on powers over state militias.

11 members

1 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 11, 1,

0

1, 3, 1,

0, 0

4, 0, 1,

0, 0, 0

1, 0

Created on: 1787-08-22 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-08-23 00:00:00

Description: Committee consisting of a deputy from each state, charged with resolving the legality of importing slaves, a capitation tax, and shipping restrictions.

11 members

1 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 11, 1,

0

2, 1, 1,

0, 0

2, 0, 2,

0, 0, 0

1, 0

Created on: 1787-08-25 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-08-27 00:00:00

Description: Committee consisting of a deputy from each state, charged with creating rules to prevent states from impeding each others trade.

11 members

1 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 11, 1,

0

1, 1, 1,

0, 0

2, 0, 1,

0, 0, 0

1, 0

Created on: 1787-08-29 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-08-31 00:00:00

Description: Committee charged with encouraging states to accept each others' laws and to create regulations on bankruptcies.

5 members

1 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 5, 1,

0

1, 0, 1,

0, 0

1, 0, 1,

0, 0, 0

1, 0

Created on: 1787-08-31 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-09-04 00:00:00

Description: Committee consisting of a deputy from each state, charged with resolving postponed questions on debt, security, presidential powers and elections, and legislative rights and privileges.

11 members

3 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 11, 1,

0

4, 3, 4,

0, 0

6, 0, 4,

0, 0, 0

3, 0

Created on: 1787-09-08 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-09-12 00:00:00

Description: Committee charged with redrafting the version of the Constitution proposed by the Committee of Detail and amended by the Convention.

5 members

4 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 5, 1,

0

3, 2, 3,

0, 0

5, 0, 3,

0, 0, 0

4, 0

Created on: 1787-09-13 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-09-17 00:00:00

Description: Committee charged with creating rules to limit consumption of foreign luxury goods and encourage the growth of domestic industry. There is no source that describes the Committee's meetings.

5 members

1 sessions

0 keyword tagged

0, 5, 0,

0

0, 0, 0,

0, 0

1, 0, 0,

0, 0, 0

1, 0

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