Charting Constitutional History

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  • Hello, I am Thomas Jefferson, and I helped create the Declaration of Independence. This document will be the basis of our new government.
  • I am John Dickinson, and I wrote the first draft of The Articles of Confederation. It was then revised by a committee and presented to Congress.
  • Hello I am George Washington and this is the constitutional convention. We are are here to address the problems caused by the Articles of Confederation.
  • My name is William Paterson and I would like to propose the New Jersey Plan. This would entail all states getting equal votes in congress.
  • My name is Edmund Randolph and i would like to propose The Virginia Plan. This would entail a 3 branch government, checks and balances, and 2 houses. The houses would use population to divide the seats.
  • I propose a compromise we can have a house divided by population and a senate with 2 representatives from each state.
  • My name is James Willson and Roger Sherman and I would like to propose The Three-Fifths Compromise. This means that the slave vote will only count for 3/5 of a regular vote.
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