Intro to the Constitution

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Intro to the Constitution
State Governments - Forerunner of the constitution
State governments in the United States are those republics formed by citizens in the jurisdiction thereof as provided by the United States Constitution, with the original 13 states forming the first Articles of Confederation, and later the aforementioned Constitution. Within the U.S. constitution are provisions as to the formation of new states within the Union.
The Mayflower Compact was the first and true forerunner to the written constitution in America. It was also the forerunner to the articles of confederation. The declaration of independence and the articles of confederation.
Articles and Constitutional Convention
The Constitutional Convention (also known as the Philadelphia Convention, the Federal Convention, or the Grand Convention at Philadelphia) took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address problems in governing the United States of America, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation following independence from Great Britain. Although the Convention was intended to revise the Articles of Confederation, the intention from the outset of many of its proponents, chief among them James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, was to create a new government rather than fix the existing one. The delegates elected George Washington to preside over the Convention. The result of the Convention was the creation of the United States Constitution, placing the Convention among the most significant events in the history of the United States.
New Jersey vs. Virginia Plan - Great Compromise
Virginia Plan- Made by John Adams- saying that congress should be made based on population in states
New Jersey Plan- Made by Patterson said - that equal number of people should be sent from each state to congress regardless of their population.…...

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