The articles of confederation was passed in 1777. It was the new form of government. There were pros and cons to this government like the had the power to start wars but not the power to tax.
Who helped the Constitution
Shays rebellion started in 1786. when there was a drop in the economy after the war and they took out loans to provide food for the war. But after this they had to many crops that wouldn't sell so they couldn't pay there money back and the goverment took there farms away. The farmers got mad and rebelled.
Compromises that formed the constitution
The constitutional Convention started to meet on May 25th 1787. The goal of this convention was to revise the Articles of confederation And every state sent delegates except Rhode Island. Many important choices were made and this took 4 years.
Bill of Rights
The Bill Of Rights
Three people who helped to support the constitution are James Madision, John Jay, and Alexander Hamiltion. John Jay wrote 5 because He got sick. James Madision wrote 29. Hamilton wrote 51.
One compromises that happened was the 3/5 s compromise. This stated that 3/5s of the states slaves would be counted in the population. This was debated Because the more people in a state the more representatives .
After George Washington was elected they quickly got busy righting a bill of rights .James Madison wrote the bill of rights. After the amendments were chosen some were disputed but it was soon added to the constitution.