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Philadelphia Convention
The Constitutional Convention took place from May 14 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address problems in governing the United States of America, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation following independence from...
Timeline of Events
1787
5.25.1787
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States; George Washington presides.
8.6.1787
Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
1788
9.13.1788
The Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the first presidential election in the United States, and New York City becomes the country's temporary capital.