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Pennsylvania Projects - Founding Fathers from Pennsylvania

Directions: Use your research skills to gather the information necessary to respond to these questions.
There are several excellent resources on the Internet that provide extensive information regarding the founding fathers and these historic meetings.

The Articles of Confederation had been in effect since 1781. They were not working for many reasons.
It was agreed to meet in a convention to revise them. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania had eight delegates
to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. This was more than any other state. These men were leaders in their time.

Select one of them.

What was his background?


Did he participate in the Second Continental Congress?

Was he a signer of the Declaration of Independence?

Did he participate in the writing of the Articles of Confederation?

What specific issues did he support or oppose in the Articles of Confederation?


What specific issues did he support or oppose in the Constitution?


Do you agree with his decisions? Explain.


Was he a Federalist or an Anti Federalist? Explain.


The convention was held in the State House which was located in the city of Philadelphia. It was the same building in which the
Declaration of Independence had been adopted by the Second Continental Congress. Today that building is known as Independence Hall.

"Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency;
but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Benjamin Franklin

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