In 1786 a series of events began that would make a new government. In september of that year delegates from five states had a meeting in Annapolis. To talk about trade among the states. They had high tax on most of their stuff. They think that making a trade law would help this.
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The 55 delegates to the constitutional convention as the philadelphia meeting became know. About half of them were lawyers the other half was planters,merchants, and doctors. Three-fourths of them had been representatives in the continental congress. America's most famous men were George washington and james madison.
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Most of the delegates arrived at the constitutional convention without a clear idea of what to expect. Back in 1776 many american thoughts that government was in the main threat to people's rights. As a result the government that could be maintain order.
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They need to elect a president, Robert Morris nominated George Washington sue to him being respected. Every delegate voted for him. He set a dignified and serious tone for the the convention. On the next meeting they decided to decide on rules for the convention. The did want to be pressured by the politics.
May 29th delegates started to work on the the designing of a new national government presiding over the convention. George realized that Edmund Randolph was first speaker. He had a plan and it was known as the virginia plan. Madison, Randolph, and other virginia delegates draw up a plan while they waited for the convention to start. The virginia plan had a government with 3 branches.
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 and each state would get one vote.