Restoring Civil Discourse: Lessons from the Constitutional Convention

January 2006
Juniata Voices;2006, Vol. 6, p13
Academic Journal
The article focuses on civil discourse with specific reference to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in the U.S. It discusses how the delegates resolved their differences in the four-month-long process of drafting the Constitution. It is reported that the delegates to the convention were divided morally, politically, and economically on so many issues that the convention almost collapsed many times. But finally the delegates persevered with a few exceptions.


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