The Constitutional Convection

May 25, 1787

Constitutional Convection in Philadelphia

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Convection in Philadelphia

delegates from various states met in Pennsylvania state of Philadelphia. First in order they elected George Washington President of the convection to establish the rules. The articles of confederation had to be modified. It was out of control so the convection had to be held

The Problem with the Articles of Confederation

The articles gave no power to regulate domestic affairs. For example NO power to tax , no power to rule power. Congress depended on the States .This had a big impact because congress didn't have money pay soldiers in the Revolutionary War that helped them