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…
circumstances and is within the boundaries of law, then it should be widely accepted and even supported. Therefore, the implementation of the Shariah Law in the U.S is compatible with the U.S. First Amendment and Article VI of the U.S. Constitution.
The First Amendment states that “… the congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”. Some argue that passing the Shariah Law violates the First Amendment because the Shariah Law appears to force the people of other religions to follow…
Population & Citizenship
Population Changes in America over time
1. Migration to cities
3. Increase in birthrate
4. Migration from South to North
5. Growing populations in the South and the West
a. Northern Europeans
a. Southern Europeans
The United states was established as democratic republic based on the priciples found in the Constitution.Throughout the period from 1787 to 1865,as the national gorvernment increased its power,The United States attempted to maintain a seperation of powers in which the purposes of government could be fullfilled and th epowers of government would be the powers of government would be distributed amongst state and federal levels.
The general government assumes undelegated powers…
Therefore I am applying to North Carolina State University Engineering program.
Enrolling in North Carolina State University Engineering program will be an opportunity to gain knowledge. This school will give me opportunity to further myself. Time management, studying habits, better organizational skills and responsibility are just a few characteristics, I hope to develop further by attending this institution.
Leadership is a core value of North Carolina State University. Please explain…
Constitution PaperChristina WitherellHis/110October 27, 2014Thomas Ward
Constitution PaperHow the Constitution addressed the weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation is best described if we can discuss a few weaknesses and the constitutions solution to each problem. We have five weaknesses here that we can discuss the solutions to. (1) No Executive branch (Article II, Section 1). With no president the government would have lacked a leader and someone to make the ultimate decisions on actions…
History of the United States II
Small banks, small business, and working class tended to become democrat. This was because the government at the time was Republican.
In the south (whites) would resent the North for winning the war. Therefore, they were probably democrat.
At the time, Abe was president (Republican); this was supported by Big business and Big banks, also, the African American community was probably Republican as well.
WHY WAS RECONSTRUCTION SO DIFFICULT:…
The Need for a New Constitution
The United States Constitution was written and signed in 1787 in the midst of the Philadelphia Convention, was being overseen by none other than George Washington. Had it not been for the Constitution the national government we have today would never been known for what it is today. The Constitution was developed to protect citizens, and guarantee they are to be given a basic set of rights. The old Congress set the rules the new government followed in terms of writing…
Research Paper #1
The original constitution may not have intended to, but did in fact, create a hyperplurist government. The national government was designed to represent a wide variety of interests, yet failed to give the necessary incentives for bargaining and compromising. While this hyperplurist system allowed for freedom, it provided either equality or stability. The new constitution would lead to conflict.
The problems of the eleven years before the constitution would lead men who very much…
Constitution of the united states
Section I: Allows for the House of Representatives and Senate to be the legislative powers of the United States.
Section II: Sets the guidelines for the members of the House of Representatives
Section III: Sets the guidelines for the members of the Senate
Section IV: Legislature determines when to hold elections, Congress meets every year on the first Monday in December.
Section V: Gives rules that govern the meetings of Congress
The Federal Convention convened in the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, to revise the Articles of Confederation. Because the delegations from only two states were at first present, the members adjourned from day to day until a quorum of seven states was obtained on May 25. Through discussion and debate it became clear by mid-June that, rather than amend the existing Articles, the Convention would draft an entirely new frame of government. All through the summer, in…