The Constitutional Convention of 1787

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The Constitutional Convention of 1787 by Mind Map: The Constitutional Convention of 1787

1. The articles of confederation

1.1. the articles of confederation originally failed,because it presented a fear of strong central government.

1.2. originally gave states the power

2. the bill of rights

2.1. The bill of rights serves to protect citizens from excess government power.

2.2. proposals to include a Bill of Rights in the Constitution were rejected.

2.3. It guarantees civil rights and liberties to the individual like freedom of speech, press, and religion. It sets rules for due process of law and reserves all powers not delegated to the Federal Government to the people or the States.

3. 3/5 compromise

3.1. The Three-Fifths Compromise was a compromise reached among state delegates during the 1787 United States Constitutional Convention

3.2. The compromise solution was to count three out of every five slaves as people for this purpose.

3.3. Its effect was to give the Southern states a third more seats in Congress and a third more electoral votes than if slaves had been ignored, but fewer than if slaves and free people had been counted equally.

3.4. The compromise was proposed by delegate James Wilson and seconded by Charles Pinckney on June 11, 1787.

4. federalsm

4.1. federalists

4.2. anti-federalists

5. the great compromise

6. virginia plan

6.1. bicameral legislature

6.2. number of representatives in each house depends on the population of the state

6.3. judicial

7. new jersey plan

7.1. unicameral

7.2. executive

7.3. legislative