constitutional convention

  1. The_Russian

    Development of the US with more colonies joining the revolution

    I've been learning more about the American revolution and the reasons why 13 colonies chose to form the United States, and why some other colonies chose not to join this new union. This made me ponder who the United States would develop if other colonies such as Nova Scotia or the Floridas...
  2. America Without a Bay: A Divided Country
    Threadmarks: Prologue: An Old Colony with New Challenges

    Prologue: An Old Colony with New Challenges For several decades, Massachusetts was regarded as one of, if not the outright most important of the English colonies in North America. Massachusetts was the site of one the first permanent English settlements in North America outside of Virginia...
  3. WI & AHC: Electoral College Districts reform is enacted.

    So, again, in my research of Electoral College reform, abolition and such, I came across a reform attempt which was earlier than the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, earlier than the Bayh-Celler Amendment in the 70s (which I made a thread on not too long ago), and earlier than a...
  4. AHC: When was the latest the Executive Office could be Reformed/Replaced?

    Many of us have seen this image make the rounds on Twitter and Reddit (where I sourced) recently and the various threads which have been made because of it (yes, this is another thread based on the picture, now hush): However, one of these proposed amendments has caught my eye: the 1878...
  5. Amendments proposed at a 1969 Constitutional Convention

    The United States may have come the closest to an Article V Constitutional Convention in 1969 over the issue of reapportionment. Only one more state needed to call for a Convention in order for it to be ratified. Source...
  6. WI: Roger Sherman dies

    What would be the effects of Roger Sherman's premature death before the Philadelphia Convention - let's just say death by carriage accident? I was having a conversation with a friend of mine about a POD for a short story I may write and, my friend said that things may go smoother since he was a...
  7. Timeline 1828: A Southern-Less USA
    Threadmarks: Chapter One: All or Nothing

    Chapter One: All or Nothing The issue of slavery representation dated back to an amendment proposed to the Articles of Confederation on April 18, 1783, which suggested that taxes would be supplied proportionately to the number of people living there of all ages and sexes, excluding the Indians...
  8. TripleCitizen

    WI: The US Congress Elects the President

    So I was reading about the Constitutional Convention, and I was wondering, what if something more akin to the Virginia Plan was implemented? Where the President has mostly the same powers as OTL, but is elected by the legislature rather than more directly by the electoral college. Keep in mind...
  9. Mr. BoJangles

    Ameriwank Constitutional Convention: Revision Discussion

    Nearly a decade ago (sheesh... am I that old?) there was a thread in the forum about a Constitution for Ameriwanks that sought to optimize the US Constitution as drafted, under the guise of greater framer foresight, for a United States that was ultimately "successful" in uniting the whole of the...
  10. Plausible Constitutional Ammendments

    The Us constitution currently has 27 Amendments, including the 10 in the bill of rights. What amendments could reasonably have been passed in addition to these? This does not only include the pending ones, but all other ideas that could have happened. Post 1900 POD's are allowed.
  11. WI: Constitutional Convention over districting in 1969?

    Can't believe I couldn't find this anywhere on the site! In the aftermath of Wesberry v Sanders and Reynolds v Sims, Supreme Court decisions that mandated one-man-one-vote legislative representation on the state and federal level, Senator Everett Dirksen led a campaign for an Article V...
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