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What were the major events/causes that led to the calling of the Constitutional Convention?

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The Articles of Confederation were too weak, as proven by Shays rebellion. The Constitutional  Convention  was actually called the Philadelphia Convention initially because the idea was to revamp the Articles  of Confederation  rather than replace them. When the founding fathers got in there they realized there were too many weaknesses and it would be easier to just re-create the government. Thus, we now refer to it as the Constitutional  Convention