Constitutional Convention & Great Britain

A constitutional convention is now a gathering for the purpose of writing a new constitution or revising an existing constitution. Great Britain or Britain (Scottish Gaelic: Breatainn Mhòr, ) is an island situated to the northwest of Continental Europe. 5.0/5

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Happy Constitution day! Fascinating Facts about the U.S. Constitution!. •The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world. • Of the spelling errors in the Constitution, "Pensylvania" above the signers' names is probably the most glaring. • Thomas Jefferson did not sign the Constitution. He was in France during the Convention, where he served as the U.S. minister. John Adams was serving as the U.S. minister to Great Britain during the Constitutional Convention and did not attend either. • The Constitution was "penned" by Jacob Shallus, A Pennsylvania General Assembly clerk, for $30 ($661 today). • Since 1952, the Constitution has been on display in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Currently, all four pages are displayed behind protective glass framed with titanium. To preserve the parchment's quality, the cases contain argon gas and are kept at 67 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 40 percen ...
Was Benjamin Franklin a Christian? If you want the entire 6 pg doc (large print) on this topic, let me know and I'll send it over to you). Franklin Calls the Constitutional Convention to Prayer On June 28, 1787, seventeen years after Whitefield's death, Franklin was attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia as one of the delegates. Much regional disagreement had surfaced and the convention was about to be suspended because of unresolved strife and dissension. It was at this critical moment that Franklin, now 81 years of age, rose to his feet, and addressed the Convention President, George Washington, with these words: How has it happened, sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly appealing to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible to danger, we had daily prayers in this room for Divine protection. Our prayers, sir, were heard and they were graciously answered. I have lived, sir, a long time ...
John Dickinson - Was an American solicitor and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. He was a militia officer during the American Revolution, a Continental Congressman from Pennsylvania and Delaware, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, President of Delaware and President of Pennsylvania. Among the wealthiest men in the British American colonies, he is known as the "Penman of the Revolution" for his Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania; upon receiving news of his death, President Thomas Jefferson recognized him as being "among the first of the advocates for the rights of his country when assailed by Great Britain" whose "name will be consecrated in history as one of the great worthies of the revolution." Together with his wife Mary Norris Dickinson he is the namesake of Dickinson College, Penn State University's Dickinson School of Law, and University of Delaware's Dickinson Complex. “Rendering thanks to my Creator for my existence and station among H ...
There is an event more important than the Olympics going on right now in Russia: "While we Americans are giving a cold shoulder to our religious heritage, the Russians are warming to religion. The Russians seem to be gaining prestige and influence throughout the world as we are losing ours. I wonder whether there is a correlation. There are many well-documented stories about God's intervention on behalf of our country during the War of Independence, but one of my favorites involves the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The delegates could not reach consensus on how the Constitution should be written, and the rancor threatened to destroy the fledgling union. Benjamin Franklin, who was 81 years old, stood before the entire assembly and reminded them of their frequent prayers during the war against Great Britain. At his suggestion, they knelt and prayed -- and then went on to put together a 16-page document known as the Constitution of the United States, one of the most admired documents in history. From t ...
Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) was a printer, author, inventor, scientist, philanthropist, statesman, diplomat, and public official. He was the first president of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery (1774); a member of the Continental Congress (1775-76) where he signed the Declaration of Independence (1776); a negotiator and signer of the final treaty of peace with Great Britain (1783); and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention where he signed the federal Constitution (1787); Franklin was one of only six men who signed both the Declaration and the Constitution. He wrote his own epitaph, which declared: “The body of Benjamin Franklin, printer, like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, stripped of its lettering, and guilding, lies here, food for worms. But the work shall not be lost; for it will, as he believed, appear once more in a new and more elegant edition, revised and corrected by the Author.” This letter is Franklin's response to a manuscript Thomas Pai ...
George Mason, American patriot, statesman and delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention: ”When the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually.”
If Masonry started in Great Britain, how did it get to America? In a time when travel was by horseback and sailing ship, Masonry spread with amazing speed. By 1731, when Benjamin Franklin joined the fraternity, there were already several lodges in the Colonies, and Masonry spread rapidly as America expanded west. In addition to Franklin, many of the Founding Fathers - men such as George Washington, Paul Revere, Joseph Warren, and John Hancock - were Masons. Masons and Masonry played an important part in the Revolutionary War and an even more important part in the Constitutional Convention and the debates surrounding the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Many of those debates were held in Masonic lodges.
Dissatisfied with the weaknesses of Articles of Confederation, in 1787 Washington presided over the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution. Elected unanimously as the first President of the United States in 1789, he attempted to bring rival factions together to unify the nation. He supported Alexander Hamilton's programs to pay off all state and national debt, to implement an effective tax system and to create a national bank (despite opposition from Thomas Jefferson). Washington proclaimed the United States neutral in the wars raging in Europe after 1793. He avoided war with Great Britain and guaranteed a decade of peace and profitable trade by securing the Jay Treaty in 1795, despite intense opposition from the Jeffersonians. Although never officially joining the Federalist Party, he supported its programs. Washington's "Farewell Address" was an influential primer on republican virtue and a warning against partisanship, sectionalism, and involvement in foreign wars ... Con ...
Hmmm... Of the 55 delegates attending the Constitutional Convention, 39 signed and 3 delegates dissented. Two of America's "Founding Fathers" didn't sign the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson was representing his country in France and John Adams was doing the same in Great Britain.
Image via Wikiped Benjamin Franklin was eighty-one years old at the time of the Constitutional Convention. He knew that if it had not been for God, we could not have defeated the most powerful military force in the world, and won our independence from Great Britain. The delegates were unable to
Greatest generation? How many have heard the WWII generation called the Greatest generation? Truly, they were a great generation. Young men and women of around 18 years of age taking on the war machines of Germany and Japan and doing their duty despite their fear and preserved freedom in this world. Those at home sacrificed for the effort, and prayed, prayed, prayed. It was a time when this nation was not so foolish as to seek the help of the Almighty. But, what of our founders? Were they not also a great generation? Rising against the seemingly invincible force of Great Britain. With a firm reliance on Providence, they made their stand and declared, “No king but Jesus” and despite the odds, won a great victory that has helped shape the world, better the world, like few other events in history. Now, we have reached a time where many Americans would rather relay on the hand of government rather that God. Government, run by faulty, untrustworthy men, the ones who bankrupted Social Secuity and are spendi ...
Take a moment to get your history straight... The Fourth of July is not America's real birthday. (And no, I'm not referring to the technicality that the Continental Congress actually voted to dissolve our political bands with the British on July 2, 1776.) The "4th of July" is the 236th anniversary of our nation's independence from Great Britain. Oddly enough, for over two centuries America has been lying about her age to make herself older than she really is. If she were honest, she would have to admit that her actual birthday fell on September 17, 1787, the day that the Constitutional Convention adopted the Supreme Law of the Land and set out to bring the people of the United States into a more perfect union. Just as Thanksgiving is our national day of gobbling and Christmas is our national day of pretending that Congress makes no laws respecting an establishment of religion, Constitution Day should be our national day of study and civil discourse. Americans should spend Constitution Day learning, seeki ...
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