Oliver Ellsworth

Connecticut Ratifies US Constitution – Today in History: January 9

January 9, 2019

On January 9, 1788, Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, which had been... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Law, Oliver Ellsworth, Politics and Government, Revolution and the New Nation, Roger Sherman

Howard Chandler Christy, Signing of the Constitution

The US Constitutional Convention: America Forms a Bicameral Legislature

October 10, 2018

In the summer of 1787, Connecticut delegate helped shape the drafting of the US Constitution through his proposal for a bicameral legislature. …[more]

Categories: Oliver Ellsworth, Politics and Government, Roger Sherman

Roger Sherman

The Connecticut Compromise – Today in History: July 16

July 16, 2018

On July 16, 1787, a plan proposed by Roger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth, Connecticut’s delegates to the Constitutional Convention, established... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Oliver Ellsworth, Politics and Government, Roger Sherman

Amos Doolittle, The looking glass for 1787. A house divided against itself cannot stand

The Connecticut Ratification Convention

September 17, 2015

Though approved at a renegade convention on September 17, 1787, the US Constitution did not become “the supreme law of the land” until 9 of the 13 states ratified the document.  …[more]

Categories: Law, Oliver Ellsworth, Politics and Government, Revolution and the New Nation, Roger Sherman

Oliver Ellsworth

Senator Oliver Ellsworth’s Judiciary Act

July 17, 2015

When the United States Senate first convened in 1789, many expected it to be a fairly passive body, similar to... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Oliver Ellsworth, Politics and Government, Revolution and the New Nation

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