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The Convention Timeline
Dates are of format YYYY/MM/DD (year, month, day).

1786/09/11 - Annapolis Convention convenes
1786/09/14 - Annapolis Convention adjourns, calling for a convention to take place the following May 2nd
1787/02/21 - Congress approves a convention to amend the Articles
1787/05/03 - James Madison arrives early for Convention
1787/05/13 - George Washington arrives for Convention
1787/05/14 - Convention scheduled to open - postponed
1787/05/25 - Constitutional Convention opens
1787/05/29 - Edmund Randolph presents the Virginia Plan
1787/05/29 - Charles Pinckney presents his plan
1787/05/31 - Representation debated
1787/06/01 - Executive power debated
1787/06/02 - Debate on executive salaries
1787/06/04 - Unitary v. Committee Executive debated
1787/06/06 - Method for selection of representatives debated
1787/06/07 - Method for selection of senators debated
1787/06/11 - Roger Sherman proposes the Great Compromise
1787/06/15 - William Paterson proposes the New Jersey Plan
1787/06/18 - Alexander Hamilton proposes the British Plan
1787/06/21 - Federalism debated
1787/06/26 - Senatorial terms debated
1787/06/28 - Debate on state suffrage in the Senate starts
1787/07/17 - Debate on term of executive
1787/07/21 - Debate on appointment of judges
1787/07/23 - Method of ratification discussed
1787/07/23 - Committee of Detail established
1787/07/26 - Committee of Detail begins to meet
1787/08/06 - Committee of Detail submits rough draft of Constitution
1787/08/07 - Suffrage qualifications discussed
1787/08/09 - Citizenship for immigrants debated
1787/08/15 - Executive Veto Power debated
1787/08/21 - Slavery in the Constitution debated
1787/08/31 - Issues referred to Committee of Eleven
1787/09/04 - Committee of Eleven begins to submit changes
1787/09/04 - Powers of the President debated
1787/09/07 - Committee of Eleven submits final changes
1787/09/10 - Amendment procedure debated
1787/09/10 - Drafts submitted to Committee of Style for revision
1787/09/12 - Committee of Style submits draft
1787/09/12 - Inclusion of a Bill of Rights debated
1787/09/15 - Final draft ordered engrossed (written)
1787/09/17 - Final draft of the Constitution signed
1787/09/28 - Congress approves the Constitution and sends it to the states
1787/10/05 - First Centinel Anti-Federalist letter published
1787/10/27 - First Federalist Paper is published
1787/12/07 - Delaware ratifies
1787/12/12 - Pennsylvania ratifies
1787/12/18 - New Jersey ratifies
1788/01/09 - Connecticut ratifies
1788/02/02 - Georgia ratifies
1788/02/06 - Massachusetts ratifies
1788/03/24 - Rhode Island referendum rejects Constitution
1788/04/28 - Maryland ratifies
1788/05/23 - South Carolina ratifies
1788/05/28 - The Federalist published (Federalist Papers 1-85)
1788/06/21 - New Hampshire ratifies
1788/06/21 - Constitution Ratified
1788/06/25 - Virginia ratifies
1788/07/02 - Congress is informed the Constitution has been ratified
1788/07/26 - New York ratifies
1789/03/04 - The Constitution goes into effect
1789/11/21 - North Carolina ratifies
1790/05/29 - Rhode Island ratifies
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