We have gathered here today to revise the Articles of Confederation.
Virginia and New Jersey Plans
That plan will not benefit my smaller population state!
That won´t benefit my larger population state!
The Great Compromise
I think in the house the number of representatives should depend on population and in the senate we should get equal representation.
After Shay´s Rebellion, many Americans thought the government was falling apart. So congress met at Independence Hall to revise the Articles of Confederation. There delegates contradicted each other and fought over compromises.
Three Fifths Compromise
Perhaps they should count as three fifths of a person.
Now that we made that deal, I do not want to have to talk about slaves for 20 years.
The New Jersey and Virginia Plan were two that did not work. They both benefited larger or smaller states and delegates did not like that.
This plan was known as the Great Compromise. One part of the plan favored the people, and one favored the states.
Signing the Constitution
If you agree with the changes, please come sign the Constitution.
The Three Fifths Compromise made slaves three fifths of a person to even out population in the states so southern states did not have more people.
They shouldn´t count as a person at all!
Slaves should count as a full person!
Slave trade was another compromise. Southern states made a deal that there could be no more talk of slavery for the next 20 years.
That sounds reasonable.
Finnaly the Constitution was ratified. It went into action even though three men apposed it and did not sign it.