By: Enrique, and Colton
Leaders of convention
Goals of Convention
The delegates knew that the articles of confederation had to change. As one said, " If we do not establish a good government ...we must either go to ruin, or have the work to do over again."
Creating a new government
The convention began on May 25, at the start of summer. The delegates elected George Washington as the president of the convention. They also agreed to keep their debates secret. This allowed them to talk openly with each other with out being influenced by people who were not of the convention. Edmund Randolph described Madison's plan for the new government. This plan known as the Virginia plan, called for a federal system in which the national government had three parts, or branches. Another branch would carry out the laws. Yet another branch, the courts, would settle legal arguments.