making of the constitution part 2


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process of the ratification of the constitution

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  • Ben Franklin
  • The Constitutional Convention brings together 55 delegates. They chose George Washington as presiding officer. Ben Franklin smoothed the debates with his humor.
  • George Washington
  • Fairly quickly, James Madison presented a plan for a new national government
  • I would like to propose a plan. A national government should be established consisting of a supreme legislative, executive and judiciary. this giving the government the power to make laws binding all states and to raiseits own money through taxation.
  • The Virginia Plan
  • James Madison
  • William Paterson
  • The New Jersey Plan
  • Three-FIfths Compromise
  • I would like to offer a counterproposal to Madison's Virginia Plan. I believe congress should have a single house by which each state is equally represented. Congress should also obtain the power to regulated trade and commerce and raise taxes.
  • The Virginia Plan would win the the vote despite William Paterson's counterproposal. This is when the Convention decided to stop revising the Articles of Confederation and start creating their own new U.S. Constitution.
  • ...And the winner is... The Virginia Plan!
  • There was controversy within the convention abot whether or not all states should be represented equally.
  • to solve this problem we should have 2 houses of congress. The house of representatives, in which the states are represented according to population. And the senate in which each state is represented equally.
  • The Great Compromise
  • Roger Sherman
  • South
  • Every five enslaved people will count as 3 for representation and taxation
  • Our slaves Should count for representation
  • Mediator
  • If the enslaved people cannot vote, then surely they may not count for representation
  • North
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