U.S.CONSTITUTION. ARTUR GHA. GEGHAMIK P. PER.3 DEC2009. Constitutional Convention.
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The year was 1787. The place was the State House in Philadelphia, it was the same location where the Declaration of Independence had been signed 11 years earlier. For 4 months, 55 delegates from some states met to frame a Constitution for a federal republic that would last for a long long time.
Opponents repeatedly charged that the Constitution as drafted would open a way to tyranny to the central government. In their heads was the memory of the British violation of civil rights before and after . They demanded a "bill of rights" that would spell out. SOME state conventions in their formal ratification of the Constitution asked for such amendments; others ratified the Constitution with the trying to understand that the amendments would be offered lol .
A compromise was reached June 29th, 1787 in Philadelphia bringing the the New Jersey Plan and the Virginia Plan. This has been a big conflict for quite a while. The New Jersey Plan was canceled for 4 days, but the bigger states rejected it. The Virginia Plan was debated for 2 weeks. Many believe that the compromise that has been reached is a major problem towards the unification of the States under a Federal System and has solved the problem of states. When it appeared that the Constitutional Convention would break up the delegates began to make promises on important issues. The first thing that they fixed was the problem of State Representation.
Considered to be one of the most significant achievements of the Congress
Northwest Ordinance of 1787 put the world on notice not only that the land north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi would be settled but that it would someday becomes part of the United States.