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  • Welcome back Continental Congress 
  • With our last 2 delegates arriving we can begin
  • Delegates had to meet to discuss a new way to run the government because it was failing. The Articles of Confederation had to be Amended which meant a meeting was held with 12 statedelegates in Philadelphia. 
  • With the convention in progress we must keep it very private. Close all windows and guard the doors
  • The Constitutional Convention held in Philadelphia  was a very popular event that attracted many important delegates. Many had been part of the continental congress
  • Legislative, Judicial, and Executive branches 
  • The Delegates agreed that the job of the government was to protect the people's rights. The challenge was to set up a strong but limited federal government. With the last 2 delegates arriving  the convention was under way
  • I have come up with a compromise to the Virginia Plan. 
  • George Washington was elected as the convention's president. The convention was very private with all the windows closed and guards posted at the door the privacy was ensured.
  • The delegates started to develop the Virginia plan which was a new form of government. There were three Branches of government 
  •  In response to the Virginia plan the Great Compromise happened. It gave each state one vote similar to the Articles of Confederation.  
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