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Handout B: Context Questions – Roger Sherman (1721-1793)


From a speech by Roger Sherman, June 6, 1787, at the Constitutional Convention

  1. Context: Answer the following questions. Note that some of these answers must be inferred.
    1. When was this document written?
    2. Where was this document written?
    3. Who wrote this document?
    4. What type of document is this?
    5. What was the purpose of this document?
    6. Who was the audience for this document?