Give Congress power to make war and peace.
Serve as the first plan of government for the United States.
Divide power among three branches of government.
Form a loose union of the states.
Dramatized the money problems faced by poor farmers.
Shocked Congress into calling for a Constitutional Convention.
Threatened law and order in Massachusetts.
Showed how well the Articles of Confederation worked.
Electors chosen by the states.
Major political parties.
Members of Congress.
State legislatures and governors.
He studied modern and ancient governments to see what worked.
His influence on the Constitutional Convention was so great.
He was the oldest and wisest of the delegates to the convention.
He took notes on everything said during the convention.
Two houses of Congress.
An elected president.
An end to the slave trade.
Three branches of government.
Checks and balances.
Election of the president.
Representation in Congress.
Selection of Supreme Court justitices.
In under 100 working days.
By a committee of lawyers.
By Madison working at night.
Between June and July of 1787.
One third were ministers.
They were middle aged as a group.
More than half had studied law.
They were appointed by state legislatures.