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  • Great Compromise
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Delegates! The Committee of Compromise finally formed new plan. The plan is called Great Compromise. In order to split power equally, the Congress will be split into 2 houses, Senate, and House of Representatives. The member of House of Reporesentatives will be determined by population of each states. In Senate, each state gets two seats. Citizens of each states have power to elect representatives and those will elect senators.
  • Delegate from Southern State
  • Slaves should be counted as population
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Each state gets a member in the House of Representatives per 40,000 people in state.
  • Three-Fifths Compromise, 1787
  • No, Slaves don't have right to vote so they shouldn't be counted. Also if slaves are counted, then we should also count them for taxation.
  • Delegate from Northern State
  • Slaves are going to be counted as 3/5 of a person for both voting and taxing purposes.
  • Three-Fifths Compromise, 1787
  • The Senate and House of Representatives form Legislative Branch and its job is to make laws for United States of America.
  • Legislative Branch
  • Three Branches of government
  • The executive branch's leader is the president. It implements and enforces the laws passed by Congress.
  • Separation of Power
  • Executive Branch
  • The branch is a system of federal courts. It interprets federal laws and renders judgement in cases involving those laws.
  • Judicial Branch
  • Delegates of Convention
  • We formed a system called checks and balances in order to prevent any of those 3 branchs becoming over powered. Under the system, each branch has an ability to counter other branches. For executive branch, President has power to appoint judges, propose a legislation, put down rebellions, and reject acts of Congress. Also the president is the commander-in-cheif of armed forces. For legislative branch, it has power to judge presidents' appointments, and override a veto with two-thirds vote in both houses. Moreover, congress may impeach president or officials. For judicial branch,it has power to hear all cases arising under federal law and the Constitution. Also federal judges serve for life and independence is guranteed from two other branches.
  • Checks and Balances
  • A delegate in Philadelphia Convention
  • We need to make a process of constitution difficult to prevent it from being changed a lot.
  • The Amedment Process
  • James Madison
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • George Washington
  • John Adams
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