We must to something about our country George, we are failing and not getting along!
Don't you fear Ben! that is why we are at this convention.
Philadelphia, May 1787
okay so i have a plan to help us! it i am calling it. The Virginia Plan! it would have three parts a law, and a law congress or a group of people to make laws, and a law court to make decisions about those laws. Each state would choose delegates to serve in congress. The number of delegates on how big your state.
But that means the bigger states are more powerful thats not right!!
i dont think the Virginia plan is that great, it only gives opportunities to the bigger states! im proposing the jersey plan, all states would have the same amount of representatives no matter how big your state is.
hmm the Virginia plan sounds good!
NEW JERSEY PLAN!!
okay look, they are both great plans! how about we get parts of both plans and make an all new plan! We have to compromise!
I second that!
We shall call it, the great compromise!
Although not everyone was in agreement with the constitution, it was written and ratified by the committee. Washington ans many others signed the constitution and it was off to be signed by all the thirteen colonies
Each 13 states held their own convention to vote. if a two - thirds majority voted for the constitution, the new government would be set up.