CHRONOLOGICAL SEQUENCE OF
May 14 (M): Date fixed for the Convention; too few delegates have arrived to begin.
May 25 (F): Convention begins.
May 28 (M): Convention approves its rules of procedure.
May 29 (Th): Virginia Plan proposed.
May 30 (W): Convention meets as Committee of the Whole, approves a national government with three branches.
June 1 (F): Debate on national executive.
June 2 (Sa): Committee of the Whole approves an executive chosen by the legislature for seven years; debates removal of executive, and an executive consisting of more than one person.
June 4 (M): Committee of the Whole approves a one-person executive, and an executive veto of legislation, requiring a two-thirds vote in both houses to override; rejects veto cast jointly by the executive and judiciary.
June 5(Tu): Committee of the Whole approves a national judiciary with a supreme and lesser courts; approves admission of new states; transition to a new national government and provision for constitutional amendments.
June 6 (W): Committee of the Whole approves direct election of Representatives; rejects adding the judiciary to the executive veto of Congressional acts.
June 7 (Th): Committee of the Whole approves election of Senate by state legislatures.