Welcome to Harvard Model Congress 2017! Our names are Anne Mentzinger and Max Simon, and we are so excited to be your chairs for the Constitutional Convention committee this year.
Constitutional Convention (also known as “Con Con”) is one of the most exciting committees at HMC, in our unbiased opinion. Our committee is a historical committee; it takes place in Philadelphia in 1787. Our task is to create a new Constitution for our fledgling nation. Each of you will portray a founding father as we recreate this historic event. Prior to the conference, it is important that all of you do significant research about your founding father and about government in America’s post-Revolutionary era. You should know what was happening in eighteenth-century America as well as your founding father’s positions on the relevant political issues.
In our committee, we will be starting from scratch as we draft a new Constitution. Most likely, you have all studied the U.S. Constitution in school, but for this committee, you should not feel obligated to follow the original Framers’ model. In fact, the Constitution that we create does not need to resemble the actual Constitution at all. We encourage you all to think outside the box and be creative. Consider the problems that America is facing and brainstorm solutions with your fellow delegates.
We look forward to meeting you all at Harvard Model Congress! In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to send us an email. We will be happy to help you as you prepare for the conference.
Anne Mentzinger and Max Simon
Email: sp. [email protected]