Saturday, September 1, 1787
By Center for Civics Education
Posted on 9/1/2020 - 4 minute read
Before adjourning yesterday’s session of the Convention, a Committee on Postponed Parts was approved, charged with examining “such parts of the Constitution as have been postponed, and such parts of Reports as have not been acted on” and making recommendations to the full Convention. “Postponed parts” include the power of Congress to make war, impose taxes, authorize patents and copyrights, and other undefined powers. Plans for the national “seat of government,” or at least the conditions underlying such plans, had been postponed and no provisions have been made for managing relations with Native American tribes.
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