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.