Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787

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    What exactly is the importance of this Convention?

    It was the convention that the U.S. Constitution was created. I have found this link that, I find to be most refreshing and enlightening. The record of the heated debates they had and what it must have been like being their.

    Docr. FRANKLIN rose with a speech in his hand, which he had reduced to writing for his own conveniency,2 and which Mr. Wilson read in the words following.

    Mr. President

    I confess that there are several parts of this constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them: For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. Most men indeed as well as most sects in Religion, think themselves in possession of all truth, and that wherever others differ from them it is so far error. Steele a Protestant in a Dedication tells the Pope, that the only difference between our Churches in their opinions of the certainty of their doctrines is, the Church of Rome is infallible and the Church of England is never in the wrong. But though many private persons think almost as highly of their own infallibility as of that of their sect, few express it so naturally as a certain french lady, who in a dispute with her sister, said "I don't know how it happens, Sister but I meet with no body but myself, that's always in the right-Il n'y a que moi qui a toujours raison."

    Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison: September, 17 1787

    Here's the link for the rest of the records of the convention.
    Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison

    And what is even better is to watch a more perfect union while reading the notes

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