What Were The Events That Led To The Meeting Of The Constitutional Convention?

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1. What were the events that led to the meeting of the Constitutional Convention?
Alexander Hamilton got the representatives to urge Congress to call a special convention to be convened at Philadelphia the next year to consider ways to "render the constitution of the Federal government adequate to the exigencies of the union."

2. When and where did the Constitutional Convention meet?
Independence Hall in Philadelphia, but it was May 25,1787 before a quorum of seven states arrived.

3. Who presided over the convention?
George Washington presided.

4. Who is referred to as the father of the Constitution? Why?
James Madison is considered to be the father of the Constitution. He was the mediator and/or the conciliator. He worked behind the scenes to work out a consensus on various measures. He kept elaborate records that became the basis of what we know about the convention.

5. What person put the Constitution in its final form?
Governor Morris of Pennsylvania put the Constitution in its final form.

6. Which of the 13 original states didn't attend the Constitutional Convention? Why didn't it?
Rhode Island

7. A rich Virginia landowner pushed to stop the importation of slaves. Who was he?
George Mason -- and others -- wanted to halt the importation of slaves and to set a date to do so. The delegates rejected the suggestion.

8. How were slaves to be counted in the new Constitution?
They were counted as three-fifths of the slaves toward representation

93. Why was socialism so widespread during this time?
Western expansion increased and so did Eastern Europe immigrants. Industrialization was increasing with the expansion of railroads, electricity and the first automobile emerged. Because it was a labor movement and labor was viewed as being tied to the socialist movement.

Why were there so many labor disputes? Working conditions were bad and people were paid low wages There were several disputes between the working man and the wealthy.

95. How did people such as John D. Rockefeller make so much money? Because of the increase in immigrants and the demands in labor, the wealthiest such as Rockefeller were able to increase manufacturing needs. Rockefeller was in the oil business.

96. What happened during the Haymarket, Pullman and Ludlow strikes? People were injured or killed, particularly labor workers, police officers, and some women and children.

97. What was the IWW and who was Big Bill Haywood? Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) was a radical organization that advocated socialism through industrial unionism and Big Bill Haywood was the leader of this group

98. What newspaper was bombed? When and why? LA Times on Oct. 1, 1910 because they were against the labor unions.

99. What happened to President McKinley? McKinley was shot while attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo on September 5, 1901, and died on September 14. The assassin, Leon F. Czolgosz, was an anarchist.

100. When and where did World War I start? The event that triggered World War I was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. He was shot by Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian revolutionary opposed to Austro-Hungarian rule.

101. When did the United States enter the war? April 6, 1917

102. Who was the United States president at the time? Woodrow Wilson

103. When was the armistice signed? How do we observe that date now? November 11, 1918 at 11:11 am. So on 11/11 at 11:11

104. How many Americans were involved in the war? 4, 800, 000 inducted in the war

105. It was a devastating war with millions killed. How many? 8.5 million

106. How many Americans were killed? 126,000

107. What did the Espionage Act make unlawful? the act defined were the willful making of false reports or false statements with the intent to interfere with the successful