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.