1787 - Draft of the United States Constitution composed by Philadelphia Convention

Event Summary

Draft of the United States Constitution composed by Philadelphia Convention

Date

1787

Description

Draft of the United States Constitution composed by Philadelphia Convention; submitted to states for ratification; [Article I, Section 8, stipulates that "Congress to define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high seas"]

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Record ID

365