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  • Alexis Bickel
  • Fritz, Jean, and Tomie DePaola. Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. New York: Putnam, 1987. Print
  • Give me independence or give me death
  • The states wanted to be sovereign state or to be their own bosses the states wanted to be.
  • we need a strong central goverment!
  • The people wanted a basic government,so the people came up with the Article of Confederation.
  • the amount of money Americans had was extremely low and people were in debt. The states started printing worthless money and George Washington America would fall apart.
  • "WE HAVE NO MONEY!"
  • "They were their own bosses" ( Fritz 7 )
  • states were refusing to go to the convention
  • I don't think we should go.
  • "They needed to become one nation,united under a strong central government ." (fritz 8)
  • There shall not be a king.
  • "People were in debt...money that was all but worthless...
  • states were refusing to send people and weren't arriving in time for convention. (Fritz 13)
  • I think so too.
  • The delegates were not sure what they were going to do. But they had no troubles saying what they were not going to do.
  • in the end the delegates found a way to work together to create the US.
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