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  • The Declaration of Independence and The Articles of Confederation helped strengthen our Government.
  • True!
  • We are here today at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. We will be speaking about the weaknesses of the government under the Articles of Confederation. Say Aye of Nay if you would like to ratify them.
  • I don't think that population number should be based on the representation for each state!
  • How bout the Great Compromise! Where there is equal representation in the Senate and the House is based on population
  • How about the total population of slaves should be counted as Three-Fifths.
  • We are gathered here today to discuss the New Jersey Plan and The Virginia Plan
  • I think that representation should be based on population!
  • I am a Federalist I am in favor of ratifying the Constitution.
  • I am an Anti-Federalist and I am against the ratification of the Constitution
  • I am the vice president, the leader of the legislative branch. Here we make the laws
  • Yeah! Checks and Balances prevent one branch from having too much power.
  • I am the President of the United States, in the Executive branch, we make the laws!
  • Separation of Powers has been set in place for each one of our branches has its own power
  • I am from the Supreme Court, we lead the Judicial branch where the laws are interpreted.
  • Woohoo! Bill of Rights
  • The first ten amendments make up the Bill of Rights. It was written by James Madison and it lists the specific prohibitions on governmental power.
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