Constitutional convention

Constitutional convention
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  • George Washington welcomes the delegates. Starts talking about the Articles of Confederation.
  • "We have come to a resounding consensus that the Article of Confederation is WEAK"
  •  "We are here, assembled, to create a stronger government with popular sovereignty in mind. Does anyone wants to suggest anything to start off the Convention?"
  • Randolph proposes Madison’s Virginia Plan. The plan establishes a bicameral legislature with representation in both houses based upon the population of each state which benefits larger states. Delegates agree to consider the plan and vote on the issue later.
  • With Nathaniel Gorham as chairman, Committee comes to the conclusion that the U.S. government should have a legislative branch, a judiciary branch, and an Executive Branch.
  • Committee discusses how the governmental powers should be separated.
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