The American Revolution happened because America wanted freedom from England. They battled over it and the Americans won. They were their own country.
The Great Comprimise
Two part legislature and representatives elected by the people sounds good!
The Constitutional Congress met on May 25, 1787. Every colony had a representative except for Rhode Island. The reason they met was to edit the Articles of Confederation.
Northern and Southern States Comprimise
Slaves Shouldn't Count! No Slave Trade!
Count The Slaves! Keep Slave Trading!
The delegates wanted to completely redo the Articles of Confederation. The New Jersey plan wanted to have three branches in the Legislature and each state would have one representative regardless of population. The Virginia plan also wanted to have three branches in the Legislature, but they wanted the amount of representatives to depend on state population.
Signing the Constitution
The Constitution We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of
The two plans compromised to a two-part legislature, representatives elected by the people and more representatives for larger states.
The North and the South were arguing about slavery. The South wanted their slaves to be counted in their population and for slave trading to be legal. The North wanted the opposite of both.They compromised to make 3/5 of slaves count and to push back the debate of slave trading for 20 years.
On September 17, 1787, the Constitution was signed. Most representatives signed it.