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Constitution Storyboard 2
Updated: 9/25/2020
Constitution Storyboard 2
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  • The Three-fifths compromise was an agreement between delegates from the Northern and the Southern states at the United States Constitutional Convention that allowed Southern states to count a portion of its enslaved population for purposes of taxation and representation. The ⅗ compromise affected the view of how enslaved people were counted as part of the population and laid the foundation for determining direct taxation and representation in the house of representatives.
  • But you consider slaves as "property" not people.
  • Our slaves count as people too!
  • The Virginia Plan vs. The New Jersey Plan was a conflict in which delegates from small states wanted equal representation in Congress while larger states wanted a bicameral legislature with representation of each state based on its population or wealth. This shaped our present congressional representation since it resulted in the Connecticut Compromise, where a bicameral legislature is present in the lower house and equal representation of the states in the upper house.
  • Larger state, more representatives!
  • You can both get what you want..
  • No! Equal representation!
  • Those who supported the constitution and a stronger government were known as the federalists. Those who opposed the ratification of the constitution and were in favor of small localized government were known as Anti-federalists. The opposite opinions regarding the ratification of the constitution were a major part of why we have the Bill of rights included in the constitution today. This bill was only added to satisfy the Anti-federalists' desire for it.
  • The three branches of government were divided into the executive, legislative, and judicial branch by the constitution. The legislative branch makes laws, the executive branch carries out laws, and the judicial branch evaluates laws. This was crucial to the balance of our government since it established our system of checks and balances. It was essential to the constitution as it eased the people of the thought of a branch having too much power.
  • Legislative
  • Executive
  • Judicial
  • Under the commerce and Slave Trade compromise, congress could not tax the export of goods from any state or act on the slave trade for a period of at least 20 years. The compromise resolved the issues of commerce that related to the slave trade that came up in the constitutional convention. This gave more power to our government in comparison to the articles of confederation.
  • Taxed Goods
  • The ratification of the constitution occurred on June 21, 1788 and established the official framework of the government of the United States of America. The Bill of Rights, the collection of guarantees of individual rights and limitations on federal and state governments, satisfied those known as the Anti-federalists. The bill of rights and ratification by the states were necessary for the establishment of the document.
  • U.S. Constitution"We the People.."
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