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  • BY: Christian Rodriguez
  • Fritz, Jean, and Tomie DePaola. Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. New York: Putnam, 1987. Print.
  • We're are own bosses!
  • The people were sovereign and they were citizens to different states. Also, the "sovereign states" were all important.
  • We won't be our own bosses if we become a nation!
  • State delegates formed up together and made the Continental Congress.
  • They're talking about the Continental Congress!
  • "They loved the sound of "sovereign" because it meant that they were their own bosses" (Fritz,7)
  • Can I pay with New York money?
  • Sorry we are in Delaware, we can't accept that money.
  • The people of America were in debt because of worthless money and we would fall apart because we don't have a sound central government, to act for all states, with power.
  • "All they wanted were some basic rules to hold them together to do whatever needed to be done." (Fritz, 9)
  • Tell King George, sorry you can't be king of America.
  • The weren't inviting any family of King George III, to be king of America.
  • "In practice, however, the states did not always feel a firm need to follow any rules." (Fritz, 9)
  • States aren't complying to congress and the president doesn't have any power and there is no overall legal system.
  • "People were in debt, a few states were printing paper money that was all but worthless..." (Fritz, 9)
  • "And they were not inviting the second or third son of George the Third or anyone esle to be King of America. (Fritz, 13)
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