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  • Why are we here in Maryland? 
  • I believe we were all invited here to discuss ways to promote trade among our states.
  • Where is Patrick Henry?
  • Look at all the impressive people in this room. 
  • I thought we were going to  design a new plan for a government. 
  • I thought we we would draft amendments to the Articles of confederation. 
  • What is this whole Convention about?
  • Ok.....First order of business is to elect a president.
  • "A Constitutional Convention Is Called" This section describes how the delegates were trying to make things better for their states. The folowing May they meet agian in Philadelphia to discuss theys changes.
  • I nominate George Washington
  • I propose a plan that has 3 branches called the Virginia Plan.
  • "The Conventions Delagates" Delagates gathered in Philadelphia and had a convention. Some delegaes did not show up fort he convention like Patrick Henry.
  • We now need to design a new national government. Edmund Randolph will be our first speaker.
  • I offer the Great Compromise.
  • "The Delegates Assemble" Some delegates did not know what to do they needed to find a form of laws but still allow the people to have rights. Some people were afraid of the government and what they can do. 
  • I vote for the Virginia Plan.
  • "The Convention Begins" The delegates needed to elect a president for the convention. Many elected George Washington. At their next meeting the delegates decided on the rules for the convention. Which their discussions were kept secret.
  • "The Virginia Plan" The delagates now had to come up with a new national government. Edmund Randolph came up a plan called the virginia plan.
  • "The Great Compromise" They all voted for the virginia plan and then soon needed to decide on representation in the legislature. The committee offered the Great Compromise.
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