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,…
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…
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…
between the North and the South. For example economic, social, cultural and political differences. These all helped lead America to a Civil War. But to an extent, the most important cause was the fact there were many disagreements with states' rights versus federal rights.
It was clear that there was always going to be a conflict between the federal government and the state governments because the federal government has the power to discuss bills and proposals for new laws. Whereas the state governments…
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…
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…
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 cases, laws, and other legal…
I chose to discuss Christopher Bechtler for the topic of my paper because he was a person of many talents and I can show the different aspects of Christopher Bechtler and his family, Christopher sailed to the United States in 1829 from Le Havre, France, he soon after arrived in New York City with his two son’s Augustus, Charles and brought along his nephew Carl Bechtler. Christopher Sr. soon opened up a small Jewelry shop in Philadelphia, Bechtler intended to stay and…
Drafting and Adoption
of the US Constitution
• 3 September 1783: End of Revolutionary War
• Articles of Confederation: Governmental document
until Constitution ratified
• 25 May 1787: First Constitutional Convention;
Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA
• 17 September 1787: Constitution Signed &
Distributed to states
• 7 December 1787 – 29 May 1790: All original 13
States ratify Constitution
• Division of power
• States’ rights vs.