James Madison's Constitutional Convention

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Constitutional Convention: The people that decided to correct the government’s problems were typically educated, well known, and rich. They had the characteristic quality of a leader. Respected, successful, and willing to fix things were other traits of the men that met at the Convention. Most of the members of the convention were lawyers and half of them had college educations, which was very rare at the time. George Washington, a well-known man, was the president, or chairman, of the Convention. James Madison, another leader, was dubbed the "Father of the Constitution.” A fellow delegate, Alexander Hamilton, wrote a report at the Annapolis Convention which attempted to correct the government’s problems. His ideas further influenced debates

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