The Writing Of The Constitution

A constitution is the legal structure of our political system, establishing
governmental bodies , determining how their members are selected , and
prescribing the rules by which they make their decisions .
The nation's founders , fifty-five men , met in Philadelphia in the summer
of 1787 to write a new constitution and to form a new government. George
Washington was elected chairman of the convention.The founders were all
very well-educated. Over half the delegates had collage degrees, which was
rare in the North American continent at that time.

They also had experience in governing . More than forty of the delegates
held high offices in state governments , including three who were ...

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legislative power ,with veto over laws passed by state legislatures .
The President and cabinet would be elected by legislature. The national
judiciary would be elected by legislature , and their would be a "Council
of Revision" with power to veto laws of Congress.

Delegates from New Jersey , New York and Delaware did not agree to the
Virginia Plan due to the great power delegated to the national government .
William Paterson of New Jersey submitted a counterproposal .The New Jersey
Plan proposed a one-house legislature, with equal state representation
regardless of population. Congress had some legislative power, including
levying some taxes and the regulation of commerce.The plan also proposed
separate executive and judicial branches , elected by Congress and
removable by petition from majority of state governors.The judiciary was
appointed by the chief executive .The plan also included the supremacy
clause , stating that the Constitution and federal laws would supersede
over ...

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