Committee of the Whole House

Committee consisting of all delegates to the Convention.

U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)

Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2019 Edition.

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Membership (49 members):


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Sessions (16)

Committee convened, first two resolutions of Virginia Plan considered. The form of a national government and how to determine representation debated.

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Resolutions 3 to 6. Branches of the Legislature debated.

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Resolution 7. The powers of the Executive debated.

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Resolution 7. The powers, restrictions, and selection of the Executive debated.

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Resolutions 7 and 9. The powers of and restrictions on the Executive debated. Role of the Judiciary taken under consideration.

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Resolutions 9 to 15. Powers and selection of the Judiciary debated. Considered resolutions on new states and method of initiating new constitution.

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Resolution 4. Republicanism debated, proposal that state legislatures elect first branch of Legislature rejected.

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Resolution 5. The second branch of the Legislature considered, and election to second branch by state legislatures agreed.

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Resolutions 4 and 6. Congressional negative to state laws and election of first branch of the Legislature debated.

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Resolutions 4 and 7. Voting procedures within the Legislature debated, and proposition that state executives elect the National Executive rejected.

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Resolutions 2, 11, 13, and 14. Return to debate on modes of representation in both branches. Three-Fifths Clause introduced.

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Resolutions 4, 5, 9, and 15. Debated regulations for the Legislature, jurisdiction of National Judiciary, and ratification of Constitution.

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Resolutions 6 and 9. Jurisdiction and appointment of the National Judiciary agreed, and Money Bills debated. Virginia Plan referred back to Convention.

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New Jersey Plan debated.

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New Jersey Plan debated. Hamilton Plan introduced.

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New Jersey Plan Rejected. Final Report returned to Convention.

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