US history

US history

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  • why are we here? lets get started!
  • we need to amend the articles in order to trade
  •   You too, George!
  •   ben how nice to see you!
  • We thought we were only building the frame..
  • "A constitutional convention is called" 1786- representatives from every state had to go to philadelphia to discuss changes to the articles of confederation.
  • I nominate George Washington!
  • why thank you so much!
  • "the convention's delegates"  America's most famous men came to the convention including, James Madison, George Washington, and Ben Franklin. The convention only included white males because women, Native Americans, and African Americans were not considered citizens, but the framework of the Gov. would make it so all Americans had equal rights.
  • eh.. i don't know
  • I have an idea! 
  •  I like it!
  • "The Delegates assemble" some thought they were only doing little work, while others thought they were going to redo the whole plan. The challenge was that they need a strong government but no too strong of one. In May 1787 the convention was underway with 29 delegates in attendance.
  • Okay let's vote
  • A compromise!
  • "The Convention Begins" first order of business was to elect a president. Robert Morris of Pennsylvania nominated George Washington and he was elected because he was so admirable and respectful. 
  • "The Virginia Plan" The delegates needed to make a new plan for the government and Edmund Randolph was the first to speak with of a plan, known as the VIRGINIA PLAN. Larger states agreed with the plan but smaller ones opposed it making a lengthy debate take place.
  • "The Great compromise" A new plan was brought up by New Jersey delegate William Paterson, called the New Jersey plan , which was a lot like the Articles of confederation. The delegates voted on one of the two plans and the Virginia Plan ended up winning. To satisfy all of the states the delegates ended up making a compromise that would satisfy all of the states known as the "GREAT COMPROMISE"
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