History of the Constitutional Convention – Episode 16

Ned Ryun continues his series on the Constitutional Convention.

In this Episode:

  • The debate continues between the small state men favoring equal representation and the large state men favoring proportional representation.
  • Tensions reach a critical mass.
  • Benjamin Franklin calls for prayer before each session.
  • Were the Founding Fathers deists?
  • The men from Connecticut prepare to propose a compromise.
  • The delegates end June in despair, almost ready to concede that an agreement could not be reached.