The Constitutional Convention of 1787 Caden Choice

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1. The Articles of Confederation

1.1. The Articles originally failed, Because it presented a fear of a strong central government.

1.2. The Articles originally gave the states the power.

2. Federalism

2.1. A federalist is a person that believes in the act of federalism or a system of government in which states share power with the national government.

2.1.1. The Anti-Federalists were a group of Americans who objected to the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government and opposed final ratification of the U.S.

3. The Bill of Rights

3.1. The Bill of Rights is a document with the first ten amendments.

3.1.1. It list certain prohibitions or governmental li mitations.

4. The Great Compromise

4.1. It provided for a bicameral Congress

4.1.1. House of Representatives- each state is represented according to its population Senate- each state a 2 senators. Both houses of the Congress must past pass every law.

5. 3/5 Compromise

5.1. 3/5ths of slaves counted as population in determining representation to the House of Representatives.

5.1.1. 3/5ths of slaves would be counted only for the purpose of taxation

6. Virginia Plan

6.1. Had a bicameral legislature

6.1.1. The number of representative in each house depended on the population of each state and that is why this plan was targeted toward the larger states.

7. New Jersey Plan

7.1. Had a unicameral legislature

7.1.1. With this plan each state received one vote making all the states equal so it was targeted towards the smaller states. This plan would have resulted in a really weak government if they all had one vote.