Throughout the platform, pink, round icons are events relating to individuals:
Person joining a committee
Person leaving a committee
Person elected to a position
Parchment-coloured, square icons relate to the creation and amending of documents:
Create a new proposal
Proposal to be voted
Copy a proposal
Import a proposal
Debate a proposal
Diamond-shaped, purple icons relate to decisions taken:
Drop a proposal
Refer a proposal
Adopt a proposal
Reject a proposal
Postpone a debate
Blue, hexagon-shaped icons relate to 'procedural' proposals that do not directly alter text but affect
how a committee does its work:
Procedural motion with sub-decisions
Debate a motion
Issues highlighted by the 2016 editorial team.
Cite as: Research Assistants' Commentary (1787 Constitutional Convention), Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, accessed 2019)
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The collection of notes here was made by the editorial team during the summer and autumn of 2016 during the process of creating the reconstruction of the Convention. Although they occasionally note more general points of interest, for the most part they highlight decisions that the editors were forced to make when reconciling the available sources and explain the choices made.
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