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HISTORY TIP OF THE DAY

History Tip of the Day – June 18th

Constitutional Convention begins, May 25, 1787

While supposedly called to amend the Articles of Confederation, the convention agreed to draft an entirely new document, one that would constitute the laws by which the states would come together as one country. Shays’ Rebellion made obvious the need for a stronger central government. Most people were far more loyal to their states than to the union. The delegates were attempting to achieve something that had never been done before: form a central government with sufficient power to rise above the states when necessary, while making certain those states maintained their sovereignty and that individual rights were protected.