The Nature and Number of the Executive(s)

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Discussions in the Constitutional Convention

The Virginia plan* proposed a separate executive branch for the new form of government. The delegates needed to decide on the nature of the executive department and how many individuals would fill it.

*the Virginia plan (Yale University – Avalon Project)

To review the discussion for each day that this item was debated, click the button corresponding to that date.

– The debate begins

– A single Executive suggested

– A single Executive approved – Revisionary Council for Veto rejected

– Revisionary Council (Veto) Revisited

– Senate Appointed by Chief Executive

– Report on Randolph Propositions