12 states sent delegates to the meeting in Maryland to discuss ways to promote trade
The constitutional convention in Philidelphia became quite a succes. Half were lawyers, planters, merchants and doctors attended
Most of the delegates arrived not knowing what to expect. In 1776 many thought that the government was the main threat to peoples rights.
The first order of events was to elect a president Robert Morris of Pennsylvania nomminated George Washington. George Washington recived every vote and became the first president. It was a private meeting and whenever the doors opened they had to stop