The US Constitution


The US Constitution was formed in 1789 and replaced the Articles of Confederation which were created in 1781 by the 13 original states.  It was created at The Philadelphia Convention where 55 delegates were sent to amend the Articles of Confederation but ended up drafting an entirely new Document.

This constitution set out the frame work of the Federal Government, The convention considered two plans:

Virginia Plan – This favoured larger states with bigger populations and was much more radical.

The New Jersey Plan – This was favoured by smaller states with a lower population and was            designed to merely strengthen the Articles of Confederation

The Connecticut Compromise – This suggested that the new


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