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By 1786 it was clear that the government under the Articles of Confederation was failing a quick action needed to take place in order for the new nation to survive. Under the guidance of James Madison and others from twelve states agreed to meet in Philadelphia to change the Articles. Once in what was to be called the Constitutional Convention some major changes were proposed to the government. Delegates or chosen representatives from Virginia proposed that a new government be created with a strong national government composed of three branches, the judicial, executive, and legislative branch. This bold plan of government was known as the Virginia Plan.

1.Articles of Confederation-?What is the structure of government?What was the strenghts and weaknesses?Why were the Articles unsuccessful?
2. Constitutional Convention Compromises – What was the issue? What were the two perspectives? What was the solution?
a. Great Compromise
b. Three-Fifths Compromise
c. Importation of Slaves

3. Founding Fathers – What was their role at the Convention? What ideas did they have? Did they support the Constitution?
a. James Madison
b. Gouvneur Morris
c. Edmund Randolph
d. George Mason
e. Alexander Hamilton
f. William Patterson
g. John Dickinson

4. Ratification - What was the issue? What were the two perspectives? What was the solution?
a. Federalists
b. Anti-Federalists