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While the Annapolis Convention failed to come up with any concrete solutions to the problems it had been convened to address, it was important because it:


Got colonists talking about the issue of taxation.


Led to the first concrete laws towards the eventual abolition of slavery.


Stirred up passions against England, requiring diplomatic finesse on the part of the government to halt the fevered calls for war.


Was led by women and raised the issue of voting being restricted to males only.


Requested national support for a constitutional convention to be held in May of 1787.

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