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.
This meeting place is where the Constitution is proposed, debated, edited, and ultimately ratified by delegates from the states.
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
This section contains 200 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)