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  • It's 1787, and the Constitutional Convention in under way at Independence hall in Philadelphia. Delegates from the 13 states expect Rhode Island, are meeting to create a new government for the crumbling nation...
  • Anti-Federalists
  • A compromise can that allowed a Bill of Rights to be added to the Constitution later on which allowed the Constitution to be ratified in order to save the nation. It was ratified in 1791.
  • We need a Bill of Rights in order to protect the individual liberties of the citizens!!!
  • In order for the democracy to survive, we need to ratify the Constitution NOW!! Every state has their own Bill of Rights, its not necessary!
  • George Washington, the former general of the Continental Army, is unanimously elected president of the convention.
  • Federalists
  • Roger Sherman was a delegate from Connecticut who proposed the 3/5th compromise to please the southern slave states and the northern industrial states
  • Salves should be counted for population, but not for taxes, they aren't people.
  • I propose the 3/5th compromise, 3/5th of slaves are counted for population, but the 3/5 are also counted for population.
  • Well if they aren't people they shouldn't be counted for population, but counted for taxes because they are property.
  • The Constitution was ratified on June 21st, 1788 and went like this...
  • We the people of the United States of America, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide a common Defense....
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