Debates On The Adoption Of The Federal Constitution

The Debates In The Several State Conventions On The Adoption Of The Federal Constitution, by Jonathan Elliot

The fate of the proposed constitution was decided in the state ratifying conventions (nine states had to ratify for the Constitution to take effect), but it was the subject of intense debates everywhere-in homes, taverns, coffeehouses, and newspapers.


January 9th, 1788

January 10th, 1788

January 11th, 1788

January 15th, 1788

January 16th, 1788 Article 1 Section 4 Considered (Elections)

19 Jan. 1788, Powers of the Senate discussed