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The Articles of Confederation
Transcript of The Articles of Confederation
Convention Big Players George Washington James Madison Alexander Hamilton George Mason All thirteen states sent delegates to the meeting in Philadelphia, except Rhode Island. Some states feared that the meeting would result in a government that would be too powerful George Washington was made president of the Convention in order to dismiss fear. *unfortunately, he never fought a tiger The original purpose of the Convention was to amend the Articles of Confederation Members soon realized that a new set of laws was needed, and the Articles of Confederation was dismissed. Through intense debate and compromise, the Constitution of the United States would eventually be created from the representatives of twelve states.