Today in Legal History: Final Draft of the Constitution Sent to Congress
On September 17, 1767, the final draft of the Constitution was sent to Congress. It had been a long hard struggle to find a compromise that would pass, and even so, two days earlier Edmund Randolph wanted to review it again. Randolph was outvoted and on September 17 the Constitution was signed.
More information is available at:
- Library of Congress
- The Heritage Guide to the Constitution (Law Library 4th Floor @ KF4527.H47 2005)
- The U.S. Constitution: and Fascinating Facts about It (Law Library 4th Floor @ KF4528.U65 2004)
- The Constitution of the United States of America: analysis and interpretation: analysis of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 28, 2002, prepared by the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress (Law Library Reference Desk @ KF4527.U54 2004)
- The Founders’ Constitution, edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner (Law Library Reserve @ KF4502.F68 1987)