Constitutional Convention

Constitutional Convention

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  • Welcome to the Constitutional Convention
  • We are gathered here today to discuss...
  • What are we here to discuss George
  • Due to a series of events like Shays's rebellion the states decided to have a meeting that was Called the Constitutional Convention
  • I propose a new plan the Virginia Plan
  • The 55 delegates who attended were all pretty well known wheir either they were lawyers,doctors,or helped write the constitution
  • The Delegates were unsure on what they were meeting about while some believed they were planning a whole new government others had no idea.By the time the Convention started at least 2 delegates from each state had arrived.
  • The delegates first order of business was to elect a president so they decided to elect the American Hero George Washington.Everytime a door was opened the delegates would stop talking until it was closed again.
  • The Virginia Plan was among the first to be offered it contained three branches of government and two houses in legislature.
  • After 2 weeks of heated debate the delegates came to what is known as the Great Compromise.Where everybody had agreed to the plan for the government.
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