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ERIC Number: EJ1003170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
The First Page of the Official Journal of the Constitutional Convention--Just the Tip of a Records Iceberg!
Potter, Lee Ann
Social Education, v76 n4 p164-167 Sep 2012
On Monday, September 17, 1787, 39 delegates to the Federal Convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution of the United States, along with Major William Jackson, who had served as the secretary of the Convention. That same day, Jackson received instructions to leave for New York City on Tuesday and carry the document to Congress. All of these materials were in Washington's possession until March 19, 1796, when he gave them to Secretary of State Timothy Pickering. Today, they are in the holdings of the National Archives of the United States. All digital images of all microfilmed pages of the documents are available online. Using these documents, teachers can start an activity in which students will discuss and analyze the contents.
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Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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