Constitutional Convention

Constitutional Convention
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  • Why are we here in beautiful Philadelphia???
  • Hey! How about that Shays's Rebellion!?! We gotta fix that!
  • So, let's get started!
  • We need a strong federal government!
  • ...but limited!
  • llowing Shays's Rebellion."A Constitutional Convention is Called" Alexander Hamilton called for the states to send representatives to Philadelphia to discuss changesneeded to the Articles of Confederation 
  • "We need a leader!"
  • "That's right! I'm the man!!!"
  • "The Convention's Delegates" Some of the big names present were: George Washington, Ben Franklin, James Madison, 
  • "I, Edmond Randolph propose the "Virginia Plan"!
  • "I, William Patterson propose the "New Jersey Plan!"
  • "The Delegates Assemble" They came together to set up a new federal government which was both strong and limited in it's power.
  • It took a while but we came to a compromise and now have a new Constitution!!
  • "THe Convention Begins" They had to pick a leader and had guards posted to keep everything secret!
  • "The Virginia Plan" Multiple plans were introduced as to how we should set up out new government. The Virginia Plan and the New Jersey plan were the big two.
  • "THe Great Compromise" The two main plans were blended together to create the form of government that we have today.
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