JULY 16, 1787: The Connnecticut Compromise, drafted by CT delegates Roger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth, was presented to the Constitutional Convention. The Compromise, which provided for equal representation of states in the Senate and proportional representation in the House, passed the convention by one vote. image: Constitutional Convention of 1787
Roger Sherman was a self-made American politician, a Connecticut delegate to the second Continental Congress, and the only man to sign all four of the great American documents: the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Association, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. Read more at Revolutionary-War.net!