The Forming of the Constitution

The Forming of the Constitution

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  • ~1776 ~ The Declaration of Independence
  • The people are talking...
  • Ten Years Later...
  • The document must be flexible to provide for the future!
  • America is in trouble...
  • In 1788, a democracy was formed.
  • Calling for reps. from all states to meet for a special convention.
  • NH, RI, CT, NJ, DE, MD
  • VA, PA, NY,
  • GA,SC, NC
  • Welcome Mr. Washington, Mr. Madison, Mr. Hamilton, and Mr. Franklin. All States may sign in at the Front Desk. Welcome to Philadelphia, Gentlemen.
  • May, 1787
  • We'll have a new government!
  • A constitution and national government!
  • We need rules...
  • The Great Compromise! Thanks Connecticut!
  • Nine states ratified, enough to sign the Constitution into law.
  • 50 United States
  • 16 amendments have been added to the Constitution.
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