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Annapolis Convention

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Annapolis Convention (1786), meeting in Annapolis, Md., to discuss interstate commerce. Alexander Hamilton and James Madison wanted its scope broadened to discuss revision of the Articles of Confederation. But only 5 of the 13 states were represented, and thus a full-scale meeting was called for, leading to the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia.

See also: Articles of Confederation; Constitution of the United States.

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