Constitutional Storyboard Part 3

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  • Benjamin Franklin was one of the few men in the Constitutional Convention to publicly speak against slavery. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. He was one of the few men in the Constitutional Convention who hadn't attended college.
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • James Madison was one of the many delegates that attended the Constitutional Convention. He contributed to the Virginia Constitution by creating the Virginia Plan that served as a basis for the Constitution. He strongly argued that a central government would unify the country.
  • James Madison
  • Give us a Constitution! The people should have the power!
  • Federalists vs. Anti federalists
  • No! We don't need the Constitution to tell us what to do!
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Alexander Hamilton was a very well known federalist. Along with two other federalists, he helped compile 85 essays of federalists writing in support of a strong central government . Alexander was one of the delegates at the Constitutional Convention and spoke publicly in support of the Constitution.
  • George Mason
  • George Mason was an important delegate in the Constitutional Convention. He was anti-federalist because he disagreed with the final draft of the Constitution. He refused to sign the Constitution because he was frustrated with the Convention's refusal to prohibit the slave trade immediately.
  • Bill of Rights I. Citizens have freedom of religion, speech, and press. 2. Americans have right to bear arms, or own guns. 3. No soldiers can be kept in people’s homes in time of peace, without the permission of the owner. 4. Citizens have right to be safe in their houses belongings, and persons against unreasonable searches and seizures. 5.No person can be charged with a crime unless the charges have been brought by a grand jury. 6. When a person is accused of a crime, he or she will have a quick and public trial. 7. Provides that civil cases also be tried by jury. 8. prohibits excessive bail, excessive fines, and cruel and unusual punishment. 9. rights described in the Constitution is not exhaustive, people still have all the rights not listed. 10. It gives all powers to either the states or to the people.
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