Constitutional Compromises

Constitutional Compromises
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Due Thurs. January 26 Depict two compromises made during the Constitutional Convention with three boxes each. Include sufficient text and characters to explain the conflicts between the two opposing sides.

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  • Marylanders think that the government should form a unicameral, or single branch, legislature in which each state is given equal representation in Congress. Small states like us will get the same number of votes as the bigger states so we can get a say in deciding on important issues even though our populations are much smaller.
  • Us New Yorkers want the congress to be split up into to two branches of legislature. In other words, a bicameral legislature in which both houses provide proportional representation for the states. This will allow bigger states like us will get more votes in Congress than smaller states because we represent a larger group of people.
  • We agree that our new government will contain a bicameral legislature for Congress. One branch, The Senate, will provide two senators for every state, no matter the population. The other branch, The House of Representatives, will give each state a fair number of representatives depending on their population. This way, both big and small states will get their voices heard in Congress.
  • As a federalist, I believe that the Constitution should be ratified. It offers a fair balance of different political views and it will provide us with a strong central government in which no group or state will dominate over the others. Our democracy will be representative and ruled by the elites because we are the most decent and fit to govern this country.
  • I am a strong anti-federalist, and me and my comrades believe that the Constitution will not protect our rights as citizens of this country. We want stronger state governments instead of a single federal government and a more direct democracy where common men can rule. Otherwise, we will fall into the hands of the "few and elite"
  • We agree that a Bill of Rights will be added to the Constitution. This will ensure that all of the rights of our people are protected and cannot be abused or neglected by this new government. These amendments have sealed the deal for the anti-federalists and convinced them to ratify these new laws as our new federal system.
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