The convention was held in Philadelphia.
At first, not enough states showed up for the convention.
The convention was the most important meeting on American History
Escort Benjamin Franklin to the seat of honor.
Elect George Washington convention president
Ask James Madison to take notes during the meeting
The problem was there was no way to make the states follow the rules.
The problem was the early Congress made rules that were to harsh on the early settlers.
The problem was the early congress couldn't decide on good rules.
He thought this because each of the thirteen states wanted to elect their own president.
He thought this because the thirteen states were more loyal to themselves than they were to the union.
He thought this because the thirteen states wanted a king to rule them. Perhaps King George's son.
They wanted the states to send delegates so they could listen to speeches made by the wise Benjamin Franklin.
They wanted the states to send delegates so they could discuss ways to raise money for the war.
They wanted the states to send delegates there to discuss ways of improving the existing government.
The convention had to be postponed because a hurricane was fast approaching.
The conventions had to be postponed because seven states needed to be present and only two showed up.
The convention had to be postponed because General Washington couldn't make it.
They blamed the weather, the muddy roads, personal business, and a lack of money.
The British had stopped them at a blockade.
They blamed their delegates for forgetting to come because they were upset with the wording in the constitution.
They knew keeping it a secret was the only fair way to do it so that the delegates wouldn't favor Philadelphia.
They were worried that Benjamin Franklin would tell secrets while at a party with the monarchy.
They knew there would be arguments and they didn't want the whole country listening in and taking sides.
People were sensitive about the word "national"
People did not understand what "national" meant
People thought the word "national" sounded rude
Group that has come together
Country that has rebelled
Ruler who has made a mistake
A list of punishments
A peace agreement
A body of laws
The government of a single state
The central government shared by states
The government of cities and counties