US Government Constitutional Convention

US Government Constitutional Convention

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  • James Madison
  • We need to do something about the Articles of Confederation.
  • I agree because with the congress not being able to regulate trade it's causing to many tensions with other nations. 
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Also no power to regulate trade. We are already in so much debt from the war that we need to be able to pay them off.
  • George Washington
  • And with the no national court system there is no control over the states, which makes it impossible to solve conflicts.
  • William Paterson
  • We will meet up to revise the Articles of Confederation.
  • Ok
  • I introduce the New Jersey Plan Legislature-Unicameral Each state gets one vote in congress Plural National Executive Office Several people would hold the executive power in different areas or they would exercise the power as a committee No means for revisions for laws Small states like it , the large states hate it
  • The Hamilton Plan Bicameral legislature (2 houses) Senators serve life terms Congress can institute state courts Executive power serves life term Assembly is chosen by the people Senate is chosen by electors  
  • The Virginia Plan Sets the Agenda for the Philadelphia Convention Called for a new govt. Threw out the Aof C Three separate branches of govt Bicameral legislature (2 houses) Representation in the legislative branch based on population of state Written by James Madison Large states like the plan small states do not
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