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... Formation of American Federal Government Introduction The United s Federal Convention otherwise called the Constitutional Convention held from May 14 to September 17, 1781, in Philadelphia. It was convened to discuss the problems related to the governing of United States of America, because since the independence from Great Britain, it had been functioning under the Articles of Confederation. The main aim of the convention was to revise the Articles of Confederation, but many of the proponents expressed their intention of creating a new government rather than maintaining the existing one. The convention, being George Washington as its president, brought forward the Constitution of the United States, ...