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The Aspects, Discussion, and Conclusions of the Constitution Convention

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The Aspects, Discussion, and Conclusions of the Constitution Convention
April Carter
The American Constitution
Instructor: Brandy Robinson
October 4, 2010

Aspects, Discussions, and Conclusion of the Constitutional Convention
Thesis statement: Even though there were many conflicts in the constitution, when the newly formed nation desired to become a strong democratic nation, the constitution convention was called to overcome the difference through compromise and designed a government which has successfully answered the individual and collective needs of this country.

The United States 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. This meeting was formed to address problems in governing of the United States, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation following independence from Great Britain. Although the Convention was purportedly intended only to revise the Articles of Confederation, the chief among them, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton wanted to create a new government rather than fix the existing one. The delegates elected George Washinton to preside over the convention. The result of the Convention was the United States Constitution, placing the Convention among the most significant events in the history of the United States.

The first act of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 was the unanimous election of George Washington as its president. The major division was between those who wanted to amend, or revise the Articles of Confederation and those who wanted to abandon that plan of government altogether. Nearly everyone agreed on the need for a stronger national government, but some saw no need to start from scratch, because the Philadelphia convention had been empowered only to amend the Articles. In order to replace that plan, the convention would have to...


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