The History of the Constitutional Convention

The History of the Constitutional Convention

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  • Why is there only a few people here?
  • I don't know
  • It's probably because they are afraid of a strong government. 
  • Yeah let's do it.
  • Hey, let's not let the public know our meetings and debates.
  • I agree.
  • On May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention met for the first time in the east room of Pennsylvania state House.
  • We should use the Virginia plan for the government!
  • How about let's use the The Great Compromise?
  • NO! We should use the New Jersey plan for the government!
  • States like Rohde Island boycotted the Constitutional Convention meeting because they feared a strong national government.
  • Let's use the Virginia plan!
  • No, don't listen to him. The New Jersey plan is better!
  • We are going to use the great Compromise.
  • After choosing a president, delegates voted a rule for the convention, no one outside of the convention knew what's happening. This allows delegates to give their speech or idea without causing alarm in the general public  
  • The Compromise plan said delegates should kept the two house congress. And the representatives each states get should be based on each state's population.
  • When the convention begin, most of the delegates believed they should use the articles of confederation. But when Virginia presented a new plan for the government, delegates believed they should use a different plan for the government.
  • Virginia has presented the Virginia plan which will benefit bigger and more populated states. New Jersey has presented the New Jersey plan which benefits the smaller and less populated states. The votes are close but neither the Virginia plan or the New jersey plan get chosen. The delegates decided to use The Great Compromise.
  • The great Compromise was proposed by the delegates from Connecticut. The compromise plan kept a two-house Congress. The first house, the House of Representatives, include a number of representatives from each state based on the state's population. The second house, the Senate, would represent the states, and each state would have two senators elected by their state legislatures.The Great Convention is the one that saved the covention.
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