The Pennsylvania Constitution, 1776

The Pennsylvania Constitution, 1776

Alfred S. Pierce, Esq.

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The Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 represents an unusual amalgam of circumstances brought about by the American Revolution. The document is the result of four primary resources that were available to the Convention, which created the Constitution. This book discusses the resources available to the colonists, the political conditions of the time, the framework for the Constitution, the Constitutional Convention, as well as the text of the Constitution. That a group of untrained citizens could produce such an important document in such a short period of time reflects the broad knowledge and understanding that Pennsylvania's citizens had of the constitutional process and provides insight to the democratic nature of the final product. (230pp. Masthof Press, 2021.)

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