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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition)

Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2021 Edition.

Cite as: Lauren Davis, Kieran Hazzard, Elizabeth Green, Grace Penn, and Grace Mallon (eds.), U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2021).

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24 historical records used for this dataset.


14 committees met in 138 sessions. Average 5.75 sessions each.

Dates from Monday, 14 May 1787 to Monday, 17 September 1787.

Person icon People:

59 people in 12 voting delegations.

Top 5 most active people are:

Summary of person events:

  • 212 Person join icon join a committee.
  • 32 Person leave icon leave a committee.
  • 110 Person elect icon elections to a position.

Procedure icon Procedures:

391 procedural motions considered.

Summary of procedural events:

  • 391 Procedural motion icon procedural motion proposed.
  • 36 Debate motion icon motions debated.

Document icon Documents:

89 documents considered with 1020 amendments presented.

Summary of document events:

  • 89 Create a new document proposal new documents created.
  • 46 Document copied documents passed from another committee.
  • 1020 Document amended amendments to a document proposed.
  • 408 Debate a document proposal debates on a proposal.

Voting icon Decisions:

1468 number of decisions made.

Summary of decision made:

  • 984 Vote adopt icon proposals adopted.
  • 288 Vote reject icon proposals rejected.
  • 42 Vote refer icon proposals referred to another committee.
  • 21 Postpone debate icon debate of a proposal postponed.
  • 113 Vote drop icon proposal dropped from discussion without a formal vote.
  • Vote drop icon some other decision on a proposal.

List of proposals by delegation

List of proposals by person