Only those parts of the Constitutional Convention, as appeared in the meticulous notes of James Madison, that pertained to the creation of the Presidency are included. The speeches are put in the present tense, as if the delegates were speaking. This brings to life the passions and distinct political positions that divided those from small states from those in larger states, or slave states from free, even though they had a clear idea that America would be moving West and admitting new states along the way. Some called for three persons to be President, or for the Supreme Court to be his advisors, or for governors of states to elect the President. Election by the people was almost the last alternative, and that was muted by the creation of an Electoral College. A Census was seen as essential.