Creating the Constitution

Ten important points

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Ten Important points

1.The Confederation Congress invited each state to send delegates to a convention in Philadelphia in February 1787.


2.In May 1787 the Confederation Congress was held in Philadelphia's Independence Hall.


3. George Washington was elected president of the Convention.


4.John Adams and Thomas Jefferson could not attend.


5.The Virginia Plan proposed a new federal constitution that would give sovereignty, or supreme power, to the central government.


6. The New Jersey Plan called for a unicameral, or one house, legislature.


7. The constitution balances power among three branches, each responsible for separate tasks.


8. Congress is responsible for proposing and making laws.


9. The executive branch, includes the president and the departments that help run the government.


10. the judical branch is made up of the national courts.

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