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What inspired the Constitutional Convention in 1787?

There were several factors that led to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The main issue was that the government created by the Articles of Confederation had many weaknesses. The federal government was unable to do many things. For example, the federal government was not allowed to levy taxes.

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In this manner, what led to the Constitutional Convention?

Stimulated by severe economic troubles, which produced radical political movements such as Shays's Rebellion, and urged on by a demand for a stronger central government, the convention met in the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia (May 25–September 17, 1787), ostensibly to amend the Articles of Confederation.

Also Know, who called for the constitutional convention? Four years after the United States won its independence from England, 55 state delegates, including George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin, convene in Philadelphia to compose a new U.S. constitution.

Also question is, what was discussed at the Constitutional Convention of 1787?

The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the problems of the weak central government that existed under the Articles of Confederation.

What are constitutional conventions?

A constitutional convention is an informal and uncodified procedural agreement that is followed by the institutions of a state. Some constitutional conventions operate separate from or alongside written constitutions, such as in Canada since the country was formed with the enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867.

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