George Washington and the 1787 Constitutional Convention

Edward Larson talked about George Washington’s role in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Washington agreed to participate as the delegate from Virginia and… read more

George Washington and the 1787 Constitutional Convention Edward Larson talked about George Washington’s role in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Washington agreed to participate as the delegate from Virginia and was then voted to preside over the convention. The convention was held in order to craft a new document to replace the Articles of Confederation.

“Washington in Philadelphia: 1787” was the second lecture in the 2014 Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of American History series “George Washington and the American Union.” It was held by the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium located at the Mount Vernon Inn Complex. close

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George Washington and the 1787 Constitutional Convention

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 08, 2015 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 11, 2015 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Feb 08, 2015 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 08, 2015 | 11:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 14, 2015 | 2:58pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 11, 2015 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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