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
Copy a proposal
Import a proposal
Debate a proposal
Documents that have an explicit subtype can be displayed with a slightly different icon:
A message to be sent elsewhere
A petition to be considered
Rules and Orders of Business
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
This page offers you an overview of the work of this convention.
The main part of the page shows the 'secretary's desk'.
This gives reconstruction of the papers available to the different committees of the convention at the end of each of their sessions.
You can explore what had been agreed and what was left to debate at the end of each day.
Select a committee and a session, and a list of documents will be displayed.
For each document, an additional list of proposed amendments will also be presented.
The reconstruction of the text presented in the middle of the screen isthe result of all of the proposals that have been made and all of the votes that have been taken up tothe selected point.
On the right, buttons take you to an event by event view of the session, or display a visualization of all ofthe decision-making in the selected committee up to this point.
Additional buttons at the top of the page take you to visualizations of the data for this convention.
Other available views:
Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2019 Edition.
(Click on either the committee names or the sessions within the committee timeline to navigate across the convention)
Further details for :
Go to Session details
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