14 May 1787 A.D. PHILADEPHIA, PA: Delegates begin arriving for Constitutional Convention
Editors. “1787 – Delegates began gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution.” This Day in U.S. Military History. N.d. https://thisdayinusmilhist.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/may-14/. Accessed 12 May 2015.
1787 – Delegates began gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution. The Constitutional Convention (also known as the Philadelphia Convention, the Federal Convention, or the Grand Convention at Philadelphia) took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address problems in governing the United States of America, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation following independence from Great Britain. The delegates elected George Washington to preside over the Convention. The result of the Convention was the creation of the United States Constitution, placing the Convention among the most significant events in the history of the United States.