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  • By: Matt , Carl , Grant
    • Held in Philadelphia. Also known as Philadelphia Convention
    • Held From May to September 1787
    • Where Constitution was written
  • Main Idea
    • The Constitutional Convention tried to write a document that would address the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and make compromises between large and small states and between the North and South
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  • The Constitutional Convention
    • Many were frustrated with the Articles of Confederation: farmers, veterans, merchants doing business between states, and creditors of the Continental Congress who had not been paid.
    • Congress called all the states to meet in Philadelphia in May 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation.
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    • 55 Delegates
    • Often called “Framers of Constitution”
    • George Washington, James Madison, Ben Franklin, Gouveneuor Morris, Roger Sherman, Edmund Randolph, Alexander Hamilton, and James Wilson
    • Thomas Jefferson
    • John Adams
    • Patrick Henry, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Richard Henry Lee
    • George Washington elected President at Convention
    • Delegates from at least 7 states had to attend
    • If a delegates absence would leave a state without representation, then he had to get permission to be absent
    • When rising to speak, a delegate had to address the President
    • A member was not allowed to speak more than twice on the same question until every other member had the chance to speak on the subject
    • Comities can be appointed as necessary
  • Even More Rules
    • Any decision made by the convention can be changed until the entire plan was completed
    • The conventions proceedings were to be kept secret
    • Civil Discourse- just as important to listen to others as it is to speak and everybody has the opportunity to voice their ideas
  • Constitutional Convention
    • 12 states attended some or all of the meetings.
    • Politicians in Rhode Island were opposed to a stronger government; they chose not to take part in the convention.
    • James Madison kept a detailed account of the convention in his diary.
    • Controversial plans
    • Congress had to find a balance between the large and small states and northern and southern interests
  • James Madison
    • When he arrived at the Convention, he had with him a detailed proposal for a new form of Government.This proposal was known as the Virginia Plan.
  • James Madison
    • With some significant changes, it became the basis for the Convention's final product. This is why Madison is called the Father of the Constitution .
  • Virginia Plan
    • Proposed a strong national government
    • Each citizen would be governed under the authority of two governments
    • Bicameral legislature
    • Small states objected
  • Proportional Representation
    • Proportional Representation- states with larger would have more representation in the legislature than smaller states
  • Federalism
  • Critical Thinking
    • Get into groups of 3 or 4
    • Answer questions
    • Agree on one answer for each
    • question
    • You will have 5 minutes
    • until we go over them