Articles of Confederation - This document outlines the United States' form of government from 1777 to 1789.
The Virginia Plan - This proposal is a partial Constitution, which gives more power to large states because it creates representation by population, not by state.
The New Jersey Plan - This partial constitution gives more power to small states by creating representation according to state.
Philadelphia Convention - This meeting place is where the Constitution is proposed, debated, edited, and ultimately ratified by delegates from the states.
U.S. Constitution - This document is the final product of the Philadelphia Convention and the battles between federalists and anti-federalists are over its ratification in each state.
State Ratifying Conventions - Each of the thirteen states held one of these meetings.
The Federalist Papers - This consists of a series of articles written in defense of the Constitution.
Pennsylvania Dissenting Minority Address -...
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