A Constitutional Convention is called 1786 a series of events began that would lead to a new government. In september of that year the delegates from 5 states meet in Annapolis, Maryland to discuss ways to promote trade among their states
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The conventions Delegates George Washington, the hero of the revolution, came out of retirement for the meeting. Ben Franklin, the famous scientist and statesman, lent his wit and wisdom to the convention. One of the ablest delegates was James madison. Madison had read over 100 books on government preparing for this meeting.
The Delegates Assemble Most delegates didn't know what to expect when they showed up to the convention. Some thought they would only draft amendments to the articles of confederation and some thought they would design an entirely new plan for the government. But they all agreed that the government should protect peoples rights
The convention begins The first thing to do was pick a president for the convention. Robert Morris nominated George Washington. No american was more respected or admired than Washington. Every delegate voted for him. At the next meeting the delegates decided the rules for the convention.
The Virginia plan On may 29th, the delegates started the real work of designing a new national government.Pending over the convention George washingtonrecognized edmund randolph as the first speaker.Randolph offerd a new plan for the government known as the virginia plan.
The Great Compromise In response to the Virginia plan, new jersey delegate William Paterson presented an alternative on June 15th. The new Jersey Plan called ofr a legeslature with only one house. And each state would have only 1 vote