Early in the Constitutional Convention, plans from several sources were examined. The Virginia Plan was among them. And the seeds of Article V came from that Virginia Plan. They appeared in the May 29 session as follows:
- Amendment proposals should not require approval from Congress.
May 29, 1787
Mr. RANDOLPH then opened the main business.
Resolutions proposed by Mr. Randolph in Convention May 29, 1787
13. Resd. that provision ought to be made for the amendment of the Articles of Union whensoever it shall seem necessary, and that the assent of the National Legislature ought not to be required thereto.
Article V, the 1787 Formation Process
Index to all the Notes on the Debates in the Federal Convention, Federalist 43 and 85, and Jefferson's letter to Samuel Kercheval