The Constitutional Convention of 1787 By Mia Bishop

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1. Articles of Confederation

1.1. Originally failed, because presented a fear of a strong central government

1.2. Originally gave states the power

2. The Bill Of Rights

2.1. The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights.

2.2. James Madison wrote the amendments, which lists prohibitions on governmental power.

3. The Great Compromise

3.1. The Great Compromise was an agreement made between large states and small states regarding how much power states would have.

3.2. Helped determine how each of the US was to be represented in the Congress

4. 3/5 Compromise

4.1. A time in which African-Americans were treated very unfair

4.2. 5 African Americans were counted as 3 overall men/women

5. Virginia Plan-

5.1. Favored by Large States

5.2. Two houses of Congress

5.3. Representation based on population

5.4. Created a stronger national government

6. New Jersey Plan

6.1. Favored by Small States

6.2. One house of Congress

6.3. Each state would have a equal representation

6.4. Similar to the Articles of Confederation

7. Federalism

7.1. A type of government in which power is divided between the national government and other units.

7.1.1. A group of people who objected the creation of a stronger federal government.

7.1.2. Federalists