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Plain, Honest Men - Philadelphia 1787

In an atmosphere of crisis, fifty five delegates met in Philadelphia 
and forged a radically new form of government through conflict, compromise, and fragile consensus.


55 Delegates in Philadelphia: Notable: George Washington (Adult supervision) James Madison (Father of the Constitution - why?)


Great Compromise (Representation)

Three-Fifth's Compromise (Representation and Slavery)

Slave Trade Compromise (Slavery)

Electoral College (Democratic rights?)



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