Tag: constitutional convention
Today’s “History Crush” comes from Jessica Kratz, an archives specialist with the Center for Legislative Archives. She’s been carrying a torch for one of our record-makers for quite some time! Most of my colleagues are all too aware that Alexander Hamilton is my history crush. Maybe the gigantic replica $10 bill hanging in my office [...]
Posted by Hilary on February 22, 2012, under History Crush, Letters in the National Archives, petitions.
Tags: Alexander Hamilton, British West Indies, Coast Guard., constitutional convention, Continental Army, Continental Congress, Elizabeth Hamilton, Federalist Papers, James Madison, National Bank, orphan, Secretary of Treasury, Thomas Jefferson, U.S. Mint
All summer long, a group of men huddled in a stifling hot room in Philadelphia (Madison almost passed out from the heat) to develop the framework for a government that would govern the newly independent states of America. There was debate, and there was arguing. There were grounds on which some delegates were immovable—Edmund Randolph, [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on September 17, 2010, under - Constitution.
Tags: Constitution, constitution day, constitutional convention, franklins speech, NARA, national archives, National archives and records administration, national archivesamerican history, odd history, Pieces of History, prologue blog, Prologue magazine, random history, weird US history