Colonial Williamsburg Offers Free Electronic Field Trip on the Election of 1800

August 7th, 2012 by

Colonial Williamsburg Offers Free Electronic Field Trip on the Election of 1800 This September, Colonial Williamsburg will allow complimentary access to their Gift to a Nation electronic field trip series “The Will of the People.” Gearing up for the presidential election this November, “The Will of the People” examines the election of 1800.  The election Read more…

Countdown to the Constitution – Brearly Committee – Executive Branch

September 9th, 2011 by

It has become evident to the delegates that they cannot make the decisions about the executive independent of a conversation that discusses the executive’s election, term, powers, and removal in a holistic way. Thus the Brearly Committee is tasked with such a conversation. The result – Article II of the Constitution. Read on for some Read more…

Countdown to the Constitution – A Rough Draft of the Constitution

August 15th, 2011 by

The Convention adjourned from July 26th to August 6th to allow the Committee of Detail – composed of John Rutledge of South Carolina, Edmund Randolph of Virginia, Nathaniel Gorham of Massachusetts, Oliver Ellsworth of Connecticut, and James Wilson of Pennsylvania – to prepare a rough draft of a constitution, based on the series of resolutions Read more…

Countdown to the Constitution – Reviewing Committee of Detail Report

July 18th, 2011 by

Philadelphia – As the convention pressed into the late days of July, debate turned to the revised Virginia Plan’s resolutions on the Executive Branch. The ninth resolution proposed that “a National Executive be instituted to consist of a single person, to be chosen by the National Legislature for the term of seven years…”. All delegations Read more…