We need a government that can protect life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
We should only have one house! Every state deserves an equal say, so equal senators for every state.
We need 2 houses in Congress! The representatives should be based on population!
On May 25, 1787, the first meeting of the Constitutional Convention took place. 55 delegates, from all 13 states, except Massachusetts, arrived.
How about every slave is three fifths of a person? It'll be the Three Fifths Compromise.
All of the delegates decided on the rule of secrecy, as well as basic ideas for the new structure of government.
Executives and Elections
The number of electors per state should be the number of representatives ans senators they have in congress.
The Virginia an New Jersey Plan were each purposed, the Virginia Plan attractive to large states and the New Jersey one appealing to the smaller states.
Ending the Convention
The Great Compromise was to keep a two house congress including the House of Representatives and The Senate. Every state would get send senators but the amount of representatives would change with population. However this led to a debate about slaves.
Southern states have huge slave populations. We should count them!
But slaves are property, not population!
The delegates all didn't want tyranny again, so they came up with a plan to have a president who had to step down after four years, or be reelected. This made the delegates consider how one might be voted into office. The answer was the Electoral College.
We should have electors who vote on the President and Vice President.
The Constitution was finished on September 17, 1787. In order for it to be approved, 9 states had to send delegates elected by the people to ratify it.