Super delegates exist really to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don't have to be in a position where they are running against grass-roots activists ” debbie wasserman schultz, chair of the democratic national committee (cnn )what are super delegates, and why do their votes count so. In all, 70 delegates were appointed to the constitutional convention, but out of that 70 only 55 attended, and only 39 actually signed some simply to learn more about the constitution — the people, the events, the landmark cases — order a copy of “the us constitution & fascinating facts about it” today call to order. What makes this constitutional convention remarkable is that the delegates were both young and experienced the average age of the delegates was 42 and four of the most influential delegates——alexander hamilton, edmund randolph, gouvernor morris, and james madison——were in their thirties over half of the. The delegates elected george washington of virginia, former commanding general of the continental army in the late american revolutionary war (1775- 1783), to preside over the convention the result of the convention was the creation of the constitution of the united states, placing the convention among the most. 223 years ago today, 39 delegates signed the new us constitution in may 1787 delegates from twelve states gathered in philadelphia to begin the process of revising the articles of confederation (rhode island abstained) to ensure a free expression of opinions the proceedings were kept secret, but we. Throughout the hot philadelphia summer of 1787, delegates to the constitutional convention labored to replace the articles of confederation with a new frame of government while the convention nearly broke down several times over slavery and the apportionment of representation among the states,.
This leaves wide open to political considerations and pressures such fundamental questions as how the delegates would be chosen, how many delegates each state would have as former chief justice burger wrote, a “ constitutional convention today would be a free-for-all for special interest groups. This motion, supported by george mason and elbridge gerry, was voted down and the constitution was adopted james madison, later known as the “father of our constitution,” was among the most influential delegates at the constitutional convention his notes form the largest single source of materials for farrand's. A total of 2124 delegates were accredited for the convention however, some sections of the party's constitution were amended via a motion by bayelsa state governor, serieke dickson according to dickson, the proposed amendments include the preamble of the pdp constitution to reflect current realities.
There are no federal or state limits on what powerful interests and wealthy individuals could spend to influence convention delegates burger expressed concern that a “constitutional convention today would be a free-for-all for special interest groups” one can readily imagine a convention leading to. In the nearly half-a-century since louisiana delegates drafted their state's most recent constitution, their hair has gotten more grey and a few more el bubba henry, a speaker of the house who chaired the 1973 convention, said today's legislators have yet to clarify the changes they would make.
The delegates appointed george washington as president of the convention | the making of a nation that constitution, with other amendments added over the years, is still the law of the land the delegates agreed to start it was useful then and it is still used today in legislatures votes taken in. The constitution of the united states is considered a living document, changing and growing since its ratification in 1787 yet, the fundamental principles that it is based on have remained solid this lesson will describe the constitutional convention, the meeting in which the us plan for government was debated and. And without the careful notes taken by james madison, who attended every session and carefully transcribed the proceedings, today we would know little about how the constitution came into being before the convention officially began, madison and the other delegates from virginia had drafted a plan—the virginia.
A number of these individuals did not accept or could not attend includes richard henry lee, patrick henry, thomas jefferson, john adams, samuel adams and, john hancock in all, 55 delegates attended the constitutional convention sessions, but only 39 actually signed the constitution the delegates ranged in age.
The constitution also said that people would elect other people to represent them these elected representatives would form a congress the constitution also guarantees the rights and liberties of the american people, such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion today, the constitution remains the most important. Influences on the delegates today, the delegate worried about an aristocracy was pennsylvania's james wilson mr wilson said, that he had weighed carefully the report of the committee for remodelling the constitution of the executive and on combining it with other parts of the plan, he was obliged to. Several delegates served in state positions as governors or lawmakers the framers were just a group of smart men with families and land and jobs beyond that, however, they were visionaries, or people who set impressive goals by thinking into the future together, they created the us constitution, which today is the.