People are still at the Constitutional Convention
Delegates from five states met in Annapolis, Maryland to discuss ways to promote trade among their states. The government needed strengthening which some did not believe but they quickly changed their minds.
The Convention Begins
55 delegates went to the Constitutional Convention and all of them have very good jobs. There were many famous men such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, And James Maddison
The Virginia Plan
When people went to the Constitutional Convention they did not know what was going to happen. They knew that they needed to have a strong government but not to strong to be controlled.
The Great Compromise
The first thing they did was elect a president which everyone elected Washington. They then all decided on the rules and were able to consider all ideas and to change sides in any debate.
The delegates worked for a new plan, which is called the Virginia plan. The government had three branches; the legislature, executive, and judiciary.
* legislature * executive * judiciary
During the New Jersey plan the legislature had the power to regulate trade and to raise money and the legislature with only one house. The virginia plan won and the committee to work out a compromise in early July.