the Articles are not working and we must change them!
we should have a 3 part government!
by Connor Naughten
we need to compromise!
On May 25, 1787 delegates from 12 of the states met in Philadelphia. They were meeting at a convention that would lead to the creation of the Constitution.Once the Convention started the delegates swore to not reveal any information to the public.
Slaves count as people!
No they don't!
The delegates from Virginia drafted up the Virginia Plan. The plan called for a national government with 3 part. Some disagree due to population difference.
all in favor say aye!
They compromised to have both. 2 senator per state and house of representatives proportional to population. this combined the ideas of the New jersey and Virginia plans.
the Convention also agreed that slaves count as 3/5 of a person. They also agreed that a chief executive was necessary but limited a term to 4 years to ensure the person would become king like.
Finally, The men decided to create the electoral collage. This was made up of voter chosen by the states. Each states would have a certain amount of votes and the candidate that wins the state gets all the states votes.