Virginia_Plan_1787

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Give Me Liberty! Sources of Freedom History Center Sources of Freedom: Transcript of Virginia Plan (1787) Edmund Randolph, a delegate from Virginia, presented the Virginia Plan to the Constitutional Convention on May 29, 1787. Drafted by James Madison, it was one of several governmental plans used as models for the new federal government. These manuscript notes sketched the most significant elements: two legislative bodies making up lower and upper houses, and three branches of government (legislative, judicial, and executive) that would govern through a system of checks and balances. State of the resolutions submitted to the consideration of the House by the honorable Mr. Randolph, as altered, amended, and agreed to, in a Committee of the whole House. 1. Resolved that it is the opinion of this Committee that a national government ought to be established consisting of a Supreme Legislative, Judiciary, and Executive. 2. Resolved that the national Legislature ought to consist of Two Branches. 3. Resolved that the members of the first branch of the national Legislature ought to be elected by the People of the several States for the term of Three years. to receive fixed stipends, by which they may be compensated for the devotion of their time to public service to be paid out of the National Treasury. to be ineligible to any Office established by a particular State or under the authority of the United-States (except those peculiarly belonging to the functions of the first branch) during the term of service, and under the national government for the space of one year after it's expiration. 4. Resolved that the members of the second Branch of the national Legislature ought to
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2011 for the course AMH 2041 taught by Professor Mungary during the Fall '11 term at FIU.

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