The Constitutional Convention and Ratification (also known under the "Grand Convention at Philadelphia", "Federal Convention", or "Philadelphia Convention") was an event that took place for four months in the year 1787 (May 25 - September 17).


The original intention of the Constitutional Convention was to edit the Articles of Confederation in terms of government manifesto in a way that all representatives agreed upon. However, some delegates such as Alexander Hamilton and James Madison believed it better to create a new government with new laws than to "fix" the first one, and four government layout plans were brought up to debate.

Hamilton's government planEdit

Hamilton's initial plan revolved mainly around strong centralized government. It was considered well-planned and thought out, though its two main aggressors, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, believed it to be pure government control and left no words for the people. The plan was eventually abolished for too closely following the British government system and allowing for less power for individual states as it did the government.

Signing of the Constitution

Signing of the new Constitution of the United States