Fascinating Facts About The Constitution

As Benjamin Franklin left the Pennsylvania State house… after the final meeting of the Constitutional Convention…on September 17th 1787…he was approached by the wife of the mayor of Philadelphia… she was curious as to what the new government would be.. Franklin replied…”A Republic Madam… if you can keep it”…

Patrick Henry… was elected as a delegate…to the Constitutional Convention… but declined because he….” smelt a rat”…

James Wilson… originally proposed the President be chosen by popular vote… but the delegates agreed after sixty ballots.. on a system known as The Electoral College… although there have been 500 proposed amendments to change it… this…” indirect”… system of electing the president is still intact… ( maybe they were anticipating Hillary Clinton)…” the West Coast and parts of the East do not a country make”) Frank….

There was initially a question as to how to address the President… The Senate proposed that he be addressed as…”His Highness the President of the United States of America… and protector of their liberties”…. ( maybe they were anticipating Donald Trump)…Frank….

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