Minute Men and Their World

The Assembly Room at Independence Hall. On May 25, 1787 the Constitutional Convention was convened. It would run until September 17.
The original date picked to start deliberating was May 14, 1787, but poor travel conditions meant that not all states had representatives there until May 25. On May 25th every state had a representative present except for Rhode Island, which wouldn’t send a representative until July.
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