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  • Summer in Philideplia
  • Philadelphia is unbearable. No one cleans themselves, there are so many rodents, and it's so hot.
  • its so hot! I can hardly lead like this!
  • Great Compromise
  • Lets make a government where everyone gets the representation of one vote! That way we can all be equal.
  • This isn't fair! Bigger states have more population, so they represent more of our people and should have more representation.
  • Great Compromise
  • Maybe we can compromise! There can be two houses: T
  • Good idea! What a great compromise.
  • Maybe we can have two houses: one for population and one based on population.
  • A group of men were trying to figure out a government for America. But the problem was, they couldn't agree on anything! George Washington was elected leader of the convention.
  • 3/5 Compromise
  • We should count slaves as part of the population.
  • They couldn't seem to agree on how they would run their country. Bigger states wanted to have the house based on population, but smaller states wanted equal representation. They couldn't figure out a solution.
  • 3/5 Compromise
  • What can we do to fix this?
  • After many disagreements, a compromise called the "Great Compromise was proposed. This called for 2 houses: The Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate is based on equal representation, and the House of Representatives has the number of delegates for each state based on population.
  • Federalists and Anti-Federalists
  • But, sadly, the arguments weren't over. The Southern states wanted to count slaves as people, while Northern states didn't want them to be counted as people, because they were property and couldn't vote.
  • Slaves shouldn't be counted as part of the population. They can't vote.
  • Yet again, their plans still, because they can't agree. Until one of the delegates proposes the "3/5 Compromise," which would mean every slave was worth 3/5 of someone who was not a slave. It's not perfect, but enough people agreed on it.
  • A 3/5 Compromise is necessary! Every slave counts as 3/5 of a person.
  • Federalists and Anti-Federalists are 2 different political views who were very important in writing the Constitution. Anti-Federalists included Thomas Jefferson and Samuel Adams, Federalists included George Washington and John Adams.
  • I'm George Washington. I believed and supported the constitution.
  • I'm Samuel Adams. I only supported the Constitution after the Bill of Rights was supported.
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