Annapolis Convention

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As a result of the Mount Vernon Conference, the state legislatures Virginia and Maryland enacted legislation proposing a follow-up conference to be held in Annapolis, Maryland, inviting the other states to attend as well to consider further steps to resolve the navigation and interstate commerce problems facing the states after the Revolutionary War.  The Annapolis Convention met in September 1786 at the Annapolis State House.  In attendance were 12 representatives from 5 states (Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania), including James Madison from Virginia, Alexander Hamilton from New York, and John Dickinson from Delaware.

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~ by americanpresidents on March 5, 2010.

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