Constitutional Convention & John Adams

A constitutional convention is now a gathering for the purpose of writing a new constitution or revising an existing constitution. John Adams (October 30, 1735 (O.S. 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 ...
Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Samuel Adams, and Patrick Henry did not attend the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
Learn Our History Today: On April 30, 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first U.S. President. As the country’s top military leader during the Revolutionary War and President of the Constitutional Convention, it was only natural that General George Washington would be a leading contender for the job of the U.S.’ first President, and on April 6, 1789 during a joint session of Congress, Washington was unanimously elected President, with John Adams as Vice President. Washington was notified of the decision on April 14 at his Mount Vernon estate and he immediately set out for New York City, the Nation’s Capital. On his way, he passed through many of the eastern seaboard’s largest cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Trenton, at each he received a hero’s welcome, being greeted by cannon salutes and local cavalry troops, who escorted him through their towns. Finally, he arrived in New York City, where on April 30 he was given the oath of office by Chancellor of New York Robert Li ...
Condemns Demagogic Violation of Law Eagle Bridge, NY — April 24, 2014 — In 1775, John Adams wrote: “Aristotle, Livy, and Harrington . . . define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men. . . . [A]n emperor [is] a despot, bound by no law or limitation but his own will.” President Obama recently announced: “where Congress won't act, I will.” Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress determines the laws, and the President has the duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” In 2012, Obama announced that he would refuse to enforce laws that require the deportation of illegal immigrants. The Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, was passed by Democrat partisans under the direction of Mr. Obama. Obama has unilaterally and repeatedly delayed implementation of his own signature legislation. George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley explained: “There is no statutory authority for the change—simply the raw assertion of executive power.” Th ...
Who did not attend the Constitutional Convention in 1787? On May 27, 1787 there were enough delegates in attendance to begin the convention. There were fifty-five delegates from twelve states that would attend at one time or another. However, not in attendance were some notable names in American history. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams did not attend. Each was abroad on missions for the country. Also missing were Patrick Henry who "smelled a rat" and stayed home, Virginia orator Richard Henry Lee did not attend, pamphleteer Thomas Paine failed to appear and Samuel Adams remained away. Of the participants only one was a full-time, articulate, continually influential participant in the convention that wrote the nation's Constitution: James Madison. * Miller, William Lee, The Business of May Next bj
"By their actions, the Founding Fathers made clear that their primary concern was religious freedom, not the advancement of a state religion. Individuals, not the government, would define religious faith and practice in the United States. Thus the Founders ensured that in no official sense would America be a Christian Republic. Ten years after the Constitutional Convention ended its work, the country assured the world that the United States was a secular state, and that its negotiations would adhere to the rule of law, not the dictates of the Christian faith. The assurances were contained in the Treaty of Tripoli of 1797 and were intended to allay the fears of the Muslim state by insisting that religion would not govern how the treaty was interpreted and enforced. John Adams and the Senate made clear that the pact was between two sovereign states, not between two religious powers." - Frank Lambert, Professor of History at Purdue University.
The Founding Fathers Delegates to the Constitutional Convention On February 21, 1787, the Continental Congress resolved that: ...it is expedient that on the second Monday in May next a Convention of delegates who shall have been appointed by the several States be held at Philladelphia for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation... The original states, except Rhode Island, collectively appointed 70 individuals to the Constitutional Convention, but a number did not accept or could not attend. Those who did not attend included Richard Henry Lee, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Samuel Adams and, John Hancock. In all, 55 delegates attended the Constitutional Convention sessions, but only 39 actually signed the Constitution. The delegates ranged in age from Jonathan Dayton, aged 26, to Benjamin Franklin, aged 81, who was so infirm that he had to be carried to sessions in a sedan chair. biographical overview of all the delegates Biographical Index of America's Founding ...
I have read in many places lately, even from some in the GOP that "God" was not a part of our founding. Documents such as treaties are cited. I always figure I should go back to the original source materials. In that light, I have been re-reading two great books: "John Adams" by David McCullough and "Can These Bones Live" by David Pett. Both are filled with words written by the Founding Fathers concerning their belief and knowledge of God and His Word. I have chosen just one for this thought tonight. At the conclusion of the first Constitutional Convention, the one man whom history has concluded might be the "least religious" of the Founding Fathers, at the age of 77 Benjamin Franklin said this: "I have lived sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of man and if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I therefore move that henceforth, prayers implor ...
From an article by Rick Ungar on Jan 22, 2010: “All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise not from defects in the Constitution or Confederation, not from a want of honor or virtue so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.” –John Adams, at the Constitutional Convention (1787) Does this sound like a man who intended to give corporations, a legal fiction whose life exists only on paper, the right to free and unfettered speech? The reality is that the Founding Fathers didn’t think very much of corporations or, for that matter, any of the organized moneyed interests that played so large a role in the decision to revolt against Mother England. After the nation’s founding, corporations were, as they are today, the result of charters granted by the state. However, unlike today, they were limited in how long they were permitted to exist (typically 20 or 30 years), only permitted to deal in one commodity, they could not own shares in other corpo ...
I noticed 2 errors in the beginning episode last night, John Adams was not at the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
America's Founding Fathers - We need men like these to restore the principles of limited government, personal responsibility, individual liberty, private property rights and free markets . . . Samuel Adams, (1722-1803), signed the Declaration of Independence, lieutenant governor, and was known as the “Father of the American Revolution”. John Adams, (1735-1826), was Vice President under George Washington, president, minister to France, minister to Britain, recommended Washington for commander in chief of the Continental Army, and wrote A Defense of the Constitutions of the Government of the United States. John Quincy Adams 1767-1848 Fisher Ames 1758-1808 Abraham Baldwin was a chaplain in the Continental Army, signed the Constitution, a U.S. senator, and founded the University of Georgia. Richard Bassett, (1745-1815), signed the Constitution, was a U.S. senator, and was also a governor. Gunning Bedford, (1747-1812), signed the Constitution and attended the Constitutional Convention. John Blair, (1732-18 ...
by Geri Zabela Eddins Our first two presidents, George Washington and John Adams, both adamantly opposed the development of political parties. As early as 1780, seven years before the Constitutional Convention first met, Adams declared, “There is nothing I dread so much as a division of the Republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader and converting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.” Despite such trepidation, the Founding Fathers wrote nothing about political parties in the Constitution.
When Benjamin Franklin emerged from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, a lady asked him, “Well, Mr. Franklin, what kind of government have you given us?” The old patriot gave his immortal reply, “Madam, we have given you a republic—if you can keep it.” On Tuesday and Wednesday, we looked at the critical issue of whether we have what it takes to keep the American republic, through the lens of Os Guinness’s provocative and powerful new book, A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future. The Constitution that Franklin and the Founders produced is dependent on what Guinness calls the Golden Triangle, which says that freedom requires virtue, and virtue requires faith, and that faith requires freedom. The Founders knew this well. “We have no government armed with powers capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion,” John Adams said. “Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Const ...
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.
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