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  Philadelphia Convention - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The convention is considered one of the founding events in the history of the United States.
The convention was held in the Pennsylvania State House during the hot summer of 1787, the windows were kept shut so that others could not hear the discussions.
Benjamin Franklin was the oldest delegate at the Convention.
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 National Union Convention - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Union Convention (also known as the Loyalist Convention, the Southern Loyalist Convention, or the National Loyalists' Loyal Union Convention) held on August 14, 15, and 16, 1866 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The convention was called in advance of the mid-year elections of 1866 in an attempt to bridge the increasingly acrimonious gap between the Radical Republicans and the Reconstruction policies of U.S. President Andrew Johnson.
In the end, the convention was not successful in unifying the country behind Johnson, and Johnson then launched a speaking tour (known as the Swing Round the Circle) hoping to regain public and political support.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/National_Union_Convention   (302 words)

 Philadelphia Constitutional Convention 1787   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Convention had not proceeded far when it was discovered that the Articles of Confederation were too radically defective to afford a basis for a stable government, and therefore, instead of trying to amend them, they went diligently at work to form a new constitution.
The Convention ordered their proceedings to be laid before the Congress, and by a carefully-worded resolution recommended that body to submit the new Constitution to the people (not the States), and ask them, the source of all sovereignty, to ratify or reject it.
It was violently assailed in these conventions and through the medium of the press, by those who regarded allegiance to a State as paramount to that to the national government; while powerful essays in its favor were written by Hamilton, Madison and Jay, under the title of The Federalist.
publicbookshelf.com /public_html/Our_Country_vol_2/philadelph_bfa.html   (1531 words)

 Franklin Friends in the Philadelphia Area
The first act of the College of Phsycians of Philadelphia, the nation's first medical society, was to authorize a delegation to attend Franklin's funeral in 1790.
The Philadelphia Antiques Show showcases the colorful and exciting legacy of American firefighting in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Philadelphia's primary sales and marketing organization celebrates the 300th Anniversary with special travel packages and publications.
sln.fi.edu /franklin/birthday/phila.html   (386 words)

 PHILADELPHIA MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS CONGRESS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Rich in multicultural history with a variety of activity for everyone, Philadelphia is one of the world's most dynamic destinations.
Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, was formed in 1987 as the first multicultural division of a Convention & Visitors Bureau in the nation.
MAC works to increase Philadelphia’s share of the multicultural convention and tourism markets and to ensure the region’s multicultural population is an integral part of Philadelphia’s growing hospitality industry.
www.philadelphiamac.org /home.asp   (223 words)

 Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789 - To Form a More Perfect Union: ...
On July 26, 1787, after two months of fierce debate over the structure and powers of a new federal government, the Constitutional Convention was ready to commit its resolutions to writing.
The Convention told them to print just enough copies for use by the delegates; the draft was to be kept secret to avoid controversy.
After five weeks of debate over the committee of detail's draft Constitution, the Constitutional Convention appointed a committee of style to prepare a final version; Gouverneur Morris, later known as the "penman of the Constitution," did most of the work.
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 Philadelphia Reflections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Philadelphia took an early lead in what is now called investment and still defines a certain style of it.
Philadelphia first perfected the big-city political machine, which centers on bulk payments from utilities to the boss politician rather than small graft payments to individual office holders.
The City of Philadelphia and the County of Philadelphia have had the same borders since the consolidation of 1855.
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 Philadelphia Convention - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Philadelphia Convention (also known as the Constitutional Convention or the Federal Convention) took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, to address problems in the government of the United States of America following independence from Great Britain.
James Madison was one of the principal writers of the Virginia Plan, which was to create a whole new republican and nationalist government.
This plan was the unofficial "agenda" for the Convention, it was the main plan being considered.
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 The 1940 GOP Convention in Philadelphia
Because he came to the convention with the fewest delegates, Willkie’s plan was to win the nomination by a show of his overwhelming public support.
But it should be noted that the crowds inside the convention hall were genuinely representative of the crowds that filled the streets of Philadelphia, which were made impassable by the large and boisterous demonstrations demanding Willkie’s nomination.
The convention broke up for a dinner recess, and the delegates left the hall knowing that the outcome of the convention would be determined by which candidate, Willkie or Taft, would capture the most delegates defecting from the Dewey camp.
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 Meeting Planners
With years of experience, state-of-the-art facilities, multicultural heritage, culture, entertainment and lively activity, Philadelphia is prepared to make your meeting or convention a success from start to finish.
Philadelphia has been the site of numerous prestigious conventions and meetings including the Corporate Council on Africa, the Hispanic National Bar Association, National Urban League, and the Telugu Association of North America.
In 1987, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB) started a division which would eventually be called the Multicultural Affairs Congress (MAC), to increase Philadelphia's share of the multicultural convention and tourism markets and to ensure that the multicultural community in the Philadelphia region are an integral part of Philadelphia's growing hospitality industry.
www.philadelphiamac.org /meetingplanners   (432 words)

 Constitutional convention - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Constitutional convention (political meeting), a meeting of delegates to adopt a new constitution or revise an existing constitution
Philadelphia Convention, of 1787, resulted in the United States Constitution
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
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 Constitutional Convention 1787   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Biographies of New Jersey delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention.
Constitutional Convention of 1787, The, was attended by more alumni of Princeton than any other American or British institution.
The Philadelphia convention and the formation of the U.S. Constitution along with a list of delegates.
www.pccfa.org /constitutionalconvention1787.html   (173 words)

 PCVB.ORG - Philadelphia Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Philadelphia's restaurants offer exquisite cuisine, international charm and creative décor.
With so many ethnic and international options available, you could call Philadelphia the United Nations of dining.
But the food is only part of Philadelphia's dining experiences.
www.philadelphiainfo.org /ab_phil/restaurants.asp   (234 words)

 Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The PCVB is Philadelphia's link to international consumer travelers, tour operators, travel agents and meeting and incentive planners, working with the PCVB's international representation firms in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Ireland and South America.
The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB) launched the City of Philadelphia's first international consumer marketing campaign in March 2002 in the U.K., Germany, France and Italy.
Moving forward, the DRPA, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, City of Philadelphia and the PCVB are continuing to support the second phase of the international consumer marketing campaign with the implementation of a $4.5 million, three-year strategic plan to further establish Philadelphia's place in the international market through 2005.
www.gptwo.com /Guide_Content/phila_convention_visitors.htm   (377 words)

 Philadelphia: Convention City
In 1856, Philadelphia hosted not one, but two presidential conventions: the American Party (Know-Nothings) nominated Millard Fillmore, the Republicans John C. Frémont. The Republican National Convention met again at Philadelphia in 1872, nominating Ulysses S. Grant.
In 1948 three parties held conventions in Philadelphia: Republicans, with Thomas Dewey; the Democrats, with Harry Truman; and the Progressives, nominating Henry Wallace.
Other groups have met in Philadelphia with agendas ranging from the abolition of slavery and the advocacy of women's suffrage in the 1800s to equal rights and gun ownership in the 1900s.
www2.hsp.org /exhibits/convention/main.html   (229 words)

 Philadelphia will host 2000 Republican National Convention - November 5, 1998
Philadelphia was a favorite of the GOP site selection committee not only for its facilities but also for its political importance: President Bill Clinton carried Pennsylvania and neighboring New Jersey in both the 1992 and 1996.
And the historical city of Ben Franklin and the Liberty Bell is no stranger to Republicans, having hosted GOP conventions in 1856, 1877, 1900, 1940 and 1948.
This source said it was now near certain the Democrats would choose Los Angeles because the party does not want to be in the same city as the Republicans for both political and logistical purposes.
www.cnn.com /ALLPOLITICS/stories/1998/11/05/gop.convention/index.html   (371 words)

 The Constitutional Convention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The place: the State House in Philadelphia, the same location where the Declaration of Independence had been signed 11 years earlier.
For four months, 55 delegates from the several states met to frame a Constitution for a federal republic that would last into "remote futurity." This is the story of the delegates to that convention and the framing of the federal Constitution.
To clarify the events of the Constitutional Convention, Gordon Lloyd has organized the convention into four parts—a four part drama—and also provided a day-by-day summary of the Convention.
teachingamericanhistory.org /convention   (170 words)

 PhiladelphiaUSA.travel | Plan Your Philadelphia Meeting, Group Tour, or Visit at PhiladelphiaUSA.travel
Philadelphia is sizzling this week with dining deals throughout the city.
Philadelphia might be most famously known as the birthplace of American democracy, but you'll find it's an ideal destination for discovery as you explore its colorful neighborhoods, learn more about its rich history and delve into its spectacular sights and attractions.
Home to diversity that stretches across the globe, Philadelphia has cultivated a renowned dining scene full of distinct flavors and profound cultural influences.
www.philadelphiausa.travel   (282 words)

Most English sessions and the child care center are in the Philadelphia Marriott.
All MLA members and others involved in the study or teaching of language and literature must register for the convention in order to attend or participate in meetings, visit the exhibit hall, utilize the job service, or reserve hotel rooms at special MLA rates.
Visit the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau to learn more about the city and its restaurants, and other attractions.
www.mla.org /convention   (197 words)

 Innovation Philadelphia: PVCB Board Names New Chair, Vice Chair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Nicholas DeBenedictis, CEO of Aqua America, Inc., was recently elected Chairman of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (PCVB) Board of Directors, and Stephanie L. Franklin-Suber, a partner in the Business and Finance Department of Ballard Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll, LLP, was elected as the new First Vice Chair.
As Philadelphia’s primary sales and marketing organization, the PCVB successfully promotes the Philadelphia region as a convention, meeting and tourist destination to audiences throughout Pennsylvania and the U.S., as well as internationally.
“The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau continues to make great strides to advance Philadelphia as a world-class convention, meeting and visitor destination,” said current PCVB First Vice Chair Thomas J. Lynch of the Haverford Trust Company who will step down from his PCVB position in August, but will remain on the Board.
www.imakenews.com /innovationphiladelphia/e_article000297518.cfm   (907 words)

 NECC 2005 Attendees | Travel: About Philadelphia
Temperatures in late June in Philadelphia typically range from a high of 83° F / 28° C to a low of 67° F / 19° C, with a June average rainfall of 3.7 inches and a fairly high humidity.
But keep in mind that the convention center itself is air-conditioned, so a light sweater or jacket is also a good idea.
If you're flying in, take the SEPTA train from the airport directly to the convention center; airport taxi and shuttle info is available here.
center.uoregon.edu /ISTE/NECC2005/housing/about_philadelphia.php   (535 words)

 Hampton Inn Convention Center - Philadelphia Conference Faci
The Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City- Convention Center is across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. The hotel is less than one-half mile from the Liberty Bell and Rittenhouse Square.
The Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center houses a 24-hour fitness center that includes cardiovascular equipment, weight training equipment, extra towels, floor-to-ceiling mirrors and a television.
The Pennsylvania Convention Center is across the street from the hotel.
www.hotels.com /property.jsp?property=290168   (375 words)

Delegates to the Philadelphia convention of 1787 sign the newly written Constitution in this 1940 painting by Howard Chandler Christy.
Hamilton helped bring about a constitutional convention that met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation.
But a majority of the delegates at the convention decided instead to write a new plan of government -- the Constitution of the United States.
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 Phillyvisitor: Philadelphia Convention Center Visitors' Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
vary from a by the Philadelphia Orchestra at the beautiful Kimmel Center to an avant-garde dance troupe showcase at The Painted Bride.
Philadelphia is a city rich with history and culture.
This web site, sponsored by Philadelphia's Convention Center Visitors' Guide, has been created to help visitors navigate an exciting visit through our city.
www.phillyvisitor.com /ccvg_i.html   (195 words)

 Philadelphia Fife and Drum
On February 10, 2002, a few members of Philadelphia Fife and Drum presented the colors at the National Basketball Association's All Star Game, with Ralph Archbold as Benjamin Franklin and Jay Bazzel portraying Thomas Jefferson.
In 2000, Philadelphia Fife and Drum was also in attendance at the groundbreaking for the new National Constitution Center.
On May 9, 2002, we kicked off National Tourism Week at the Philadelphia Visitors Center, not far from the Liberty Bell, where the latest book in the well-known Chicken Soup series was introduced: Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul.
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 Orbitz: Hotel Details
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center is located off I-676 East (Broad Street Exit) and adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City.
The host hotel for most conventions held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Adjacent to Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1 block to Reading Terminal Market and Gallery Mall, 10 blocks to Historic area, 13 blocks to waterfront, within walking distance to over 50 restaurants.
www.orbitz.com /App/ViewSpecificHotelLP?masterId=32749   (479 words)

 Philadelphia: Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center - Traveler Reviews - Most Accomodating - TripAdvisor
Philadelphia: Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center: "Most Accomodating"
With all the great hotels in Philadelphia, never again would I stay at the Hampton Convention Center, nor, as you may surmise, would I ever recommend anyone stay there!!
Philadelphia: Hampton Inn Philadelphia Convention Center: "nice hotel 'However'"
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