The Creation of the Constitution

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The creation process of the Constitution for the US.

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  • The Constitutional Convention
  • We need more power to the states.
  • As President of this Convention, I think that we should agree on this issue of slavery.
  • I Agree!
  • I, Benjamin Franklin, agree that slavery is the states decision.
  • What about the power of the national government.
  • Bigger population, more representatives!
  • No, bigger populations should have more represenantives.
  • Why don't we have proportional representation in the House of Representatives, and equal in the Senate.
  • What about the issue of state representatives.
  • Equal Representation!
  • Small states should be given equal representation.
  • I am not signing this because the government has too much power.
  • Signing of the Constitution in September 1787
  • I hope we did not give too much power to the government.
  • Finally, we are finished with the Constitution.
  • I hope that we can get at least 9 states to approve this.
  • Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, and Connecticut ratified the Constitution in December 1787.
  • After a deal, Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina ratified the Constitution.
  • New Hampshire ratified it on June 21, 1788, and then it was agreed the Constitution would be law.
  • The last states to ratify the Constitution was Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.
  • Creation of the Bill of Rights in 1789
  • What else can I add to the constitution, so I can give more protection to the citizens?
  • I hope Congress accepts these nineteen ammendments.
  • Freedom of speech, press, religion, and what else...
  • George Washington became President on April 30, 1789.
  • Ten Amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified into the Constitution on December 10, 1791.
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