ortium of government and private groups1, the original four-page American constitution that established the United States of America was secretly drafted during the summer of 1787 and signed on 17 September 1787 (www.ourdocuments.gov). The official online archive narrated that drafting the constitution met difficulties. Earlier, the Federal Convention met in the State House of Philadelphia on 14 May 1787 but failed to muster a quorum because representatives from only two states managed to attend. Meetings were adjourned several times until a quorum of seven states attended on 25 May (www.ourdocuments.gov). Throughout summer, the delegates discussed, debated, and redrafted the constitution (www.ourdocuments.gov). According to the government archive, the key debates were on the power of the central government, number of representatives, and how representatives may be elected or whether directly by the people or by legislators.
A documentation by another official government online archive, www.archives.gov, reported that then General George Washington, reluctantly at first to attend the convention, doubting whether the convention would accomplish something significant and whether men of his stature should attend. The said official government archive reported that Washington “delayed accepting the invitation to attend for several months.” General George Washington was elected unanimously as the president of the constitutional convention that drafted the original constitution that established the US but Virginia delegate James Madison earns a good credit for being a key organizer of the constitutional convention (www.archives.gov). According to the documentation of an official government archive (www.archives.gov), James Madison has been convinced of the “futility and weaknesses of confederacies of independent states” and has been equally convinced that the Articles of Confederation has to be replaced.
According to the documentation of an official online