I have invited you here today to discuss the fact that the government has no power due to the weakness of the Articles of Confederation
Might I propose the Virginia plan?
1787, Independence Hall of Philadelphia
It has astrong central government composed of three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial.
What does it consist of?
The Plan calls for each state to have one vote in Congress instead of the number of votes being based on population
And that involves ....
But I want to propose the New jersey plan
Lets take a vote, all in favor of the Virginia plan, say I
All in favor of the New jersey plan say I
Lets compromise. A bicameral legislature, along with proportional representation of the states in the lower house, but require the upper house to be weighted equally between the states. Each state would have two representatives in the upper house.
Each slave will count as 3/5 of the vote.
They all agreed
The outcome was that Congress could regulate trade, No export tax, and No limit on slave trade for 20 years.
What about the slave situation?
Then its settled, we will get this ratified and we shall call it The Bill of Rights!
Then they went on with here lives until something else happens