Constitutional Convention

“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.”

Federalist 51, Publius (James Madison), 6 February 1788

Introduction to the Constitutional Convention
The Constitutional Convention: Act I, The Alternative Plans
The Constitutional Convention: Act II, The Connecticut Compromise
The Constitutional Convention: Act III, The Committee of Detail Report
The Constitutional Convention: Act IV, The End is in Sight
Committee Assignments Chart and Commentary
The Constitution by Barry Faulkner
The Constitutional Convention Attendance Record
Howard Chandler Christy, Signing of the Constitution
Quorum Requirements and Elected Delegates by State
Key Issues at the Constitutional Convention
Washington’s City Tavern Bill
The Delegates to the Constitutional Convention
Philadelphia in the Founding