Tommy Beasley With North Carolinas involvement in the Constitutional Convention there were five men that represented the state of North Carolina. The names of the five men are, William Blount, William Richardson Davie, Alexander Martin, Richardson Dobbs Spaight, and Hugh Williamson. William Blount was appointed to be a delegate for his state of North Carolina when he was at the age of thirty eight. Blount missed more than a month if the constitutional convention because he chose to attend the Continental Congress on behalf of his state.He said almost nothing in the debates and signed the Constitution reluctantly--only, he said, to make it "the unanimous act of the States in Convention." Nonetheless, he favored his state's ratification of the completed document. William Richardson Davie was the second. During the Constitutional Convention Davie favored plans for a strong central government. He was a member of the committee that considered the question of representation in Congress and swung the North Carolina delegation's vote in favor of the Great Compromise. He favored election of senators and presidential electors by the legislature and insisted on counting slaves in determining representation. Though he left the convention on August 13, before its adjournment, Davie fought hard for the Constitution's ratification and took a prominent part in the North Carolina convention The third was Alexander Martin. After his 1785 term in the North Carolina Senate, Martin represented his state in the Continental Congress, but he resigned in 1787. Of the five North Carolina delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Martin was the least strongly Federalist. He did not take an active part in the proceedings, and he left Philadelphia in late August 1787, before the Constitution was signed. Martin was considered a good politician but not suited to public debate. A colleague, Hugh Williamson, remarked that Martin needed time to recuperate after his great exertions as governor "to enable him again to exert his abilities to the advantage of the nation." The fourth was Richardson Dobbs Spaight. In 1787, at the age of 29, Spaight joined the North Carolina delegation to the Philadelphia convention. He was not a leader but spoke on several
country’s were able to bring up lawsuits against the states they do not live in, this also limits states from suing each other. Now without the 11th amendment this would all be legal. This amendment was not always accepted by the states, but we would not be the same country today without it. It also had a catalyst behind it to get it passed was Georgia. America was a new country that needed a backbone which was gotten by getting the constitution passed, and then once we got amendments passed we were…
Homosexuals in North Carolina
December 22, 2014
University of Phoenix
Homosexuals in North Carolina
Being a homosexual is difficult to understand within the southern states like North Carolina. People in state of North Carolina look at homosexuality as a sin in the eyes of God based upon their religion beliefs. Also, the gay community has been fighting and will continue to fight for equal rights. The gay community, known as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender)…
The Confederation and the Constitution
The Pursuit of Equality
The Continental Army officers formed an exclusive hereditary order called the Society of the Cincinnati.
Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom- created in 1786 by Thomas Jefferson and his co-reformers; stated that religion should not be imposed on anybody and that each person decided his/her own faith.
The Philadelphia Quakers in 1775 founded the first anti-slavery society.
The 1st Continental Congress…
The North and South in the nineteenth century were different in lifestyle and morale as well as economy. The north had a booming industrial economy while in the South, cotton was king. Because of this, congress was continuously addressing controversial matters and providing answers that did not satisfy either one side or both. The early 1800s were full of the North and the South making many attempts at reconciliation that just fell short. Among those were the Missouri Compromise of 1820, and the…
Slavery had defined the contrast between regions of the Unites States since the framing of the Constitution. No other political agenda in the history of the United States is responsible for so much debate, division, and even bloodshed as the issue of slavery. Up until the years 1860 and 1861, the nation states were able to come to a compromise regarding this issue, however, this compromise would not last forever.
In 1861, The United States divided into two separate and hostile territories as a result…
Causes of the Civil War Essay
The United States of America had just finished the Mexican American War which
ended with battle of Chapultepec. After this American victory Mexico signed the Treaty of
Guadalupe Hidalgo and with that gained a huge chunk of land, but with that land came
decisions. Many people would believe that after fighting a war against a common enemy the
country would unified together even greater. However it was far from unified and on the verge…
dependent upon “good sense” that a formal rule might exist” (pg. 307). Denoted in Szypszak (2012) an approach many researchers utilize to interpret the language of the U.S. Constitution and the U.S. legal system in order to explain the principles and process of constitutional, regulatory, and administrative laws at the federal and state levels is using the “case” approach. The methodology of research for this paper is using technology and information resources for researching…
The Revolution of 1800
Date: December 3, 1800
Location: United States of America
The Revolution of 1800
Thomas Jefferson defeated John Adams in the election of 1800 (tied with Burr, House of Representatives chose Jefferson)
Adams took New England states while Jefferson took South and West.
Transition from Federalists to Jeffersonian Republicans
Federalists had a strong government and their policies were unpopular
Federalists divided amongst themselves
War was a major turning point in the history of the United States. The war between the North and South forged the blueprint for what would become the society we live in today. Arguably, slavery may be the biggest cause for civil war between the North and Southern states. But, there were other fairy large contributing factors to the Civil War.
The Missouri Compromise although its subject was slavery forged a larger divide within the states and sparked the beginnings of larger rumbles. The Kansas-Nebraska…
Settlers in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, and New Hampshire were Puritan. Religion dictated everyday life and permeated the lives of northern colonials, exercising a pervasive influence over the people. In most colonies, the church and the state remained one, controlling many aspects of life and creating great social strains.
Towns anchored northern colonial life. Villages formed around the church and a central green area where all important business and community activities occurred. Houses…