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14-25 May, 1787

Founding the Federal Union

A collection of primary source material detailing the state of the convention between 14 and 25 May, 1787. People include George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Price, Thomas Jordan, Arthur Lee, John Dickinson, George Mason, Rufus King, Jeremiah Wadsworth, and George Read.

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Eileen Jakeway
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Where available, all resources are linked to a digital edition of the primary source. Where primary sources are not available online, links to other online digital libraries of text transcriptions, such as National Archives' Founders Online, Consource, Online Library of Liberty (OLL), and the Yale Avalon Project are listed. Editor made note when Consource and the OLL draw their transcriptions from Max Farrand's *The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787*, vol. 3 (1911) and included other source texts where necessary. Where primary source material collections were found but not digitally available, additional link was placed in resource collection for researchers to explore further.


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)

The Convention

United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)

U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition)

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