Shays' Rebellion had shocked Congress into holding the Constitutional Convention to discuss the state of the US.
Why does America bully farmers?!
George Washington was elected as president of the Constitutional Convention because there was nobody more admired than him.
55 delegates from 12 states attended, but Rhode Island feared a strong national government and did not take part.
I'm too cool for this. These states straight up trippin.
James Madison was considered the Father of the Constitution, as he was the most prepared.
While the delegates formed the rules of the convention, they decided that the thoughts and discussions would be kept confidential to create a safe sharing environment
Although the delegates debated and argued on many questions, they all believed in the principles of the Declaration of Independence. Eventually, they managed to find a way to salvage the convention and the nation.