Constitutional Convention Dbq

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Constitutional Convention

In 1787, Washington was persuaded to attend the Constitutional Convention and was popularly chosen as president. The Convention met in Philadelphia from May 14 to September 17.
Delegates gathered to correct the various problems that had come up. In result of the Convention was the Making of the United States Constitution.Washington had to be convinced even to attend the
Convention.Washington realized that many citizens suspected the Convention would be a seizure of power from the states by an all-powerful, central government.Washington did not want to be perceived as power hungry .As a proud man, Washington was protective of the reputation earned by his War service and was loathe to diminish it.When the Convention

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