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  • The summer of 1787 in Philadelphia
  • Welcome Delegates to the Constitutional Convention!
  • Keep meetings secret. Got it!
  • Okay Guys, we have to keep our meetings a secret. Don't tell anybody about them.
  • It is the summer of 1787 in Philadelphia. In Philadelphia people throw their trash everywhere, which makes it stink there. Not to mention that in the summer it is hot too. Mosquitoes are everywhere.
  • Let's make a new government!
  • Delegates are meeting to rewrite the Articles of Confederation. This meeting became known as the Constitutional Convention. George Washington was chosen as the president of the Convention.
  • I love this plan too!
  • I love this plan!
  • I hate it! It's unfair.
  • To prevent public opinions affecting what was going on in the meeting, the meetings were kept secret. Thankfully James Madison toke great notes during the meetings.
  • I hate this plan!
  • It's terrible and unfair.
  • This is a great plan!
  • The delegates originally wanted to just edit the Articles of Confederation, but James Madison thought they should make a new Constitution. After voting it was decided to make a new Constitution.
  • Edmund Randolph suggested the Virginia plan. The plans legislative branch was made of two houses. The amount of representatives a state had in each house depended on their population. This gave the bigger states more power. The small states did not like this.
  • William Paterson presented the New Jersey Plan. It's legislative had only one house. Each state had 2 representatives in the house. This gave more power to the smaller states. The big states did not like this. The delegates could not decide which plan was better.
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