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The Few, The Happy Few: How Many Delegates Would be Required to Organize the United States of America?
2 Our Constitutional Logic 108 (2012)
  • Peter J. Aschenbrenner, Purdue University
Abstract
The fifty-five credentialed delegates who attended (at least one or more) sessions of the Philadelphia convention supplied thirty-nine delegate signatories. But this figure is not the fewest number of delegates who could have organized the United States of America; that is, a new government which would substitute for (or secede from) the United States in Congress Assembled, the style of the (then existing) government under the Articles of Confederation.
Keywords
  • federal convention,
  • quorum
Publication Date
April, 2012
Citation Information
Peter J. Aschenbrenner. "The Few, The Happy Few: How Many Delegates Would be Required to Organize the United States of America?" 2 Our Constitutional Logic 108 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_aschenbrenner/28/