Annapolis Convention Report

Because of a lack of attendance by the various states (including Maryland, even though it was the site of the convention), the delegates felt that they could not accomplish their purpose of proposing a solution to the navigation and other interstate commerce problems that were inadequately being dealt with.  Instead, at the suggestion of Alexander Hamilton, the delegates proposed another convention to be held in Philadelphia to hopefully consist of all of the states.  Each of the delegates then carried copies of the report back to their respective states, while John Dickinson carried a copy to the Articles of Confederation Congress, which approved the report calling for a larger convention to be held in Philadelphia.  On his way back home from the Annapolis Convention, delegate James Madison stopped off at Mount Vernon to discuss strategy for how to next proceed with George Washington.

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~ by americanpresidents on March 5, 2010.

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