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United States Constitutional Convention 1787

Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2016 Edition.

Cite as: United States Constitutional Convention 1787, Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2019).

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16 historical records, top source:


13 committees met in 123 sessions. Average 7.6875 sessions each.

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

Person icon People:

55 people in 12 voting delegations.

Top 5 most active people are:

Summary of person events:

  • 194 Person join icon join a committee.
  • 12 Person leave icon leave a committee.
  • 9 Person elect icon elections to a position.

Procedure icon Procedures:

288 procedural motions considered.

Summary of procedural events:

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

Document icon Documents:

49 documents considered with 908 amendments presented.

Summary of document events:

  • 49 Create a new document proposal new documents created.
  • 46 Document copied documents passed from another committee.
  • 908 Document amended amendments to a document proposed.
  • 368 Debate a document proposal debates on a proposal.

Voting icon Decisions:

1233 number of decisions made.

Summary of decision made:

  • 781 Vote adopt icon proposals adopted.
  • 272 Vote reject icon proposals rejected.
  • 42 Vote refer icon proposals referred to another committee.
  • 48 Postpone debate icondebate of a proposal postponed.
  • 79 Vote drop icon proposal dropped from discussion without a formal vote.
  • 11 Vote drop icon some other decision on a proposal.