Constitutional Convention of 1787
By: Sherese Rivers
Convention in Philaphea
Where debates over the Constitution took place
James Madison believed that protection for liberty lay in structure of government, not in listing of "parchment"guarantees.
The Constitution proposed in Philaphea
George Washington presides over the Constitutional Convention.
Convention In Philadelphia
The Virginia Plan
The Constitutional Convention of 1787
The Constitution is finally getting signed.
The 36th Constitutional Convention (2014)
The Theory Behind Madison's Plan
James Madison believed that protection for liberty lay in structure of government, not in listing of "parchment"guarantees. Madison is basically saying that it was no need to involve everyone in the making of the Constitution, it should of been the government that should of came up with the laws and the running of countries. Madison saw it as the primary threat to liberty in the pass had came from the majorities capturing the reigns of power. His solution to this was to "enlarge the sphere"by giving much power to the federal government, he also felt like it's more difficult for only one group to have control over power. He believed it was protection for liberty , he further aimed to block the ability of oppressive majority from working its will against minorities by dividing power within the national government into three relatively co-equal branches, each of which would be given weapons to fight the other. He reasoned that it could only do limited harm if the other branches remained out of its domination.