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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)

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

Guided Research Tools

Summary Visualize View

A guide to finding information in committee timelines, about particular documents, or about particular individuals

Help with searching

If you are looking for a particular phrase within the written texts considered by this negotiation, you can search for moments when this phrase was introduced for consideration or decided upon. This is often the most helpful starting-point for legal research.

Alternatively, you may wish to search the descriptions of each event within this negotiation. This will not search for phrases under consideration, but rather the text of the various minutes upon which this edition of the negotiation is based.

Committee view

To search the minutes of a particular committee it is easiest to use the committee visualization pages (from here you can further drill down to individual sessions)

If you already know the committee session and date you want, find it in the Full Record ViewFull Record or type the date into the search box below:

Document list view

You can discover the complete list of documents considered by the negotiation (and find where they were introduced) on The Convention Document Map.

If you are interested only in the documents as they appeared at the end of the negotiation (with any rejected documents removed), you can use the The Convention Current Document Library.

Other available views

The following screens help to orientate you by visualizing the work of the Convention in different ways:

Guided Research Tools Secretary's Desk Calendar View Statistics View Topic Overview Activity Summary Current Document Library

To search across the entire Convention use this search box below: