Roger Sherman's Speech At The Constitutional Convention

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Roger Sherman was born on April 19th, 1921 in Newton, Massachusetts. When he was two years old, his father moved the family to Stoughton. He attended a grammar school at the age of thirteen, and also received an education from Reverend Samuel Danbar. Rev. Danbar got an education from Harvard and was the minister at Sherman’s Congregational Church. Sherman became a member of the Congregational Church in 1742, where he later became a Deacon At twenty years old, after the death of their father two years before, he and his brother opened the town’s first store in New Haven, Connecticut. Sherman wrote and published the town’s popular Almanac from 1750-1761. Also during that time period, he served as a representative in the colonial legislature and held the offices. In 1761 Sherman quit his law practices, moved to New Haven, and became the treasurer and benefactor of Yale. He climbed from justice of the peace and county judge to an associate judge of the…show more content…
He had many contributions to the Conventions. Sherman was the powerhouse behind the Connecticut Compromise and he was opposed to adding a constitutional ban on religious tests. According to James Madison’s records, Sherman was credited with 138 speeches at the Constitutional Convention. Roger Sherman thought it was appropriate for state and national government to promote Christianity. “It appears to me best that this article (the First Amendment) should be omitted entirely; Congress has no power to make any religious establishments, therefore it is unnecessary”, quoted from Roger Sherman in August of 1789. Roger Sherman is the only founder to help draft and sign the Declaration and Resolves, the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of the Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution. He died on July 23rd, 1793 in New Haven, Connecticut. Sherman died of typhoid at 72 years old while he was still serving for as a

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