Constitutional Convention

File photo of the U.S. Capitol building. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

20 States Vote To Support Constitutional Convention For Passing Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

Republican legislators concerned about the federal debt are trying to set up the guidelines for Alabama to participate in a state-led constitutional convention.


Tourist look up at what is believed to be the oldest American flag with the 13 stars of the 13 original colonies represented as they tour of the State House in Annapolis in 2010. Annapolis was settled in 1649 and from 1783 to August 1784, Annapolis served as the United State's first peacetime national capital. There in 1783 General George Washington resigned from the Continental Army. The next year, the Treaty of Paris ending the American Revolution was ratified there. In 1786 the city served as the seat of the Annapolis Convention, at which delegates from five states met to discuss proposed changes to the Articles of Confederation by which the country was then run.  (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Festival Marks 1786 Annapolis National Convention

A festival is marking the 1786 Annapolis National Convention.