12 states sent delegates met in Maryland to discuss ways to promote trade. The national government needed strengthening.
55 delegates were part of the constitutional convention and there were many famous men there.
I love the Virginia Plan!
New Jersey Plan is better!
The delegates faced a challenge of trying to make a strong but limited government.
Let's compromise then!
George Washington was elected president for the convention. They had maximum security because they wanted to be able to consider all ideas.
The Virginia Plan offered a government that would have three branches. It also proposed a legislative with two houses.
The New Jersey Plan wanted a legislative with one house and each state would have one vote. The great compromise solved the problem with giving each state an equal number of votes and setting the house of repersentives by population