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Farrand's Records remains the single best source for discussions ofthe Constitutional Convention. The notes taken at that time by James Madison,and later revised by him, form the largest single block of material other thanthe official proceedings. The three volumes also includes notes and lettersby many other participants, as well as the various constitutional plansproposed during the convention.

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The delegates from the smaller states devised their own set of propositions, which William Paterson of New Jersey presented to the convention on June 15, 1787. The New Jersey Plan was intended to amend the Articles of Confederation and to prevent the larger states from dominating the national government. Under the New Jersey Plan, the legislative branch would be made up of a unicameral legislature, in which each state would be afforded equal representation. Elements of the New Jersey Plan were incorporated into the proposal that emerged from the Virginia Plan.

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H, Robert Yates, and John Lansing, Jr., were appointed on March 6, 1787, to represent New York State at the Constitutional Convention. See . H did not arrive on May 14, the day appointed for the convening of the Convention, but reached Philadelphia on May 18. The proceedings of the Convention began on May 25, 1787, the date on which a quorum of delegates was first present.

It is imperative for the participants of the Constitutional Convention to update, and furthermore, enhance the Bill of Rights.
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Constitutional Convention of 1787.

They decided to hold a convention in Philadelphia in 1787 to revise the failing Articles of Confederation. Originally, the plan was just to tweak things here and there, without reinventing the entire government, but once they popped, they just couldn't stop. The end result was a brand spanking new government. This Constitutional Convention would determine the fate of the nation, and out of it would come our Constitution.

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The Virginia Plan was a set of fifteen proposals that the governor of Virginia presented to the delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, on May 29, 1787. These resolutions, drafted by , essentially outlined a new form of government. The Virginia delegates proposed a strong national government that could make and enforce laws and collect taxes. The plan would establish a federal system of government under which the people would be governed by both the state and national governments. Another feature of this proposal was a bicameral legislature, in which representation would be proportional to a state's population. Larger states favored this element of the plan.

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*Including Oliver Ellsworth who studied there, 1762-64, before coming to Princeton.
+Notes of Major William Pierce on the Federal Convention of 1787, in January 1898.
++ (Yale University Press, 1913).