Edmund Randolph

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Edmund Randolph

Edmund Randolph

Background Info

On August 10, 1753, Edmund Randolph was born in Tazewell Hall, Williamsburg, VA. His parents were Ariana Jenings and John Randolph. Edmund attended the College of William and Mary and continued his education by studying the law under his father's tutelage. He continued advancing in the political word, becoming the governer of Virginia in 1786. This is what might of lead him to represent the Virginian plan.

Virginian Plan

Four days after the opening of the federal convention in Philadelphia, on May 29, 1787, Edmund Randolph presented the Virginia Plan for creating a new government. This plan proposed a strong central government composed of three branches, legislative, executive, and judicial, and enabled the legislative to veto state laws and use force against states that failed to fulfill their duties. After many debates and revisions, including striking the section permitting force against a state, the Virginia Plan became in large part the basis of the Constitution.

Quote & Facts

"Nothing turns out to be so oppresive and usjust as a feeble goverment." -Edmund Randolph*Born on On August 10, 1753.*Much of the constitution is based of the Virginian plan*Died in 1813, suffering from paralysis

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http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/biographies/edmund-randolph/

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