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  • How are we going to promote trade?
  • Wow have of the delegates here are lawyers
  • Me too
  •  I wonder what s going to happen toda 
  • In 1786, a series of events began that would eventually lead to a new form of government for the United States. In September of that year, delegates from five states met in Annapolis, Maryland, to discuss ways to promote trade among their states.
  • Everyone in favor say I
  • The 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention, as the Philadelphia meeting became known, were a very impressive group. 
  • Most of the delegates arrived at the Constitutional Convention without a clear idea of what to expect. Some thought they would only draft amendments to the Articles of Confederation.
  • The first order of business was to elect a president for the convention. Robert Morris of Pennsylvania nominated George Washington
  • On May 29, the delegates began the real work of designing a new national government. Presiding over the convention, George Washington recognized Edmund Randolph as the first speaker.
  • In response to the Virginia Plan, New Jersey delegate William Paterson presented an alternative on June 15. The New Jersey Plan called for a legislature with only one house.
  • Well we could do this....
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