Mark McKinnon and Lawrence Lessig on why right and left alike should call for a Constitutional Convention.
That convention, though poorly attended, was the precursor to the Constitutional Convention.
That's what James Madison argued at the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
A constitutional amendment would take either a Constitutional Convention, or 38 states to ratify.
The book then races through the Constitutional Convention and the ratification.
In 1848 and '49 he represented the town in the Legislature and was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1850.
In the Constitutional Convention of 1820 the liberals had failed at every point.
These were questions of great interest in the Constitutional Convention.
In June 1857 delegates were elected to a Constitutional Convention.
In 1879, California adopted a new constitution, by means of a Constitutional Convention.
a gathering to draw up a constitution, specif. that in Philadelphia in 1787 of representatives from each of the former Colonies, except Rhode Island, at which the Constitution of the United States was framed
The gathering that drafted the Constitution of the United States in 1787; all states were invited to send delegates. The convention, meeting in Philadelphia, designed a government with separate legislative, executive, and judicial branches. It established Congress as a lawmaking body with two houses: each state is given two representatives in the Senate, whereas representation in the House of Representatives is based on population.