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History of the Constitution
Updated: 9/25/2020
History of the Constitution
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  • The English bill of rights was a document that basically limited the Kings power. Its relevant to the constitution because it started the idea that not all the power goes to the King
  • The American Revolution was the war where the 13 colonies earned their independence from Britain. This contributed to the Constitution because they already had an idea of a democracy.
  • The Articles of Confederation was the first constitution that created a weak central government. It lead to the new Constitution because they wanted to have the new one to cover all the problem in the Articles of Confederation
  • The Declaration of Independence is a document that stated the reasons why the colonies were separating from Britain. The new constitution was based off of all the things they wanted to avoid in the new country.
  • The Constitutional Convention is when delegates from the colonies met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to make a new Constitution. It contributed to the new constitution because during the convention they created a basic outline of how the government should work.
  • Virginia Plan: representation by population for both houses
  • Connecticut Compromise has equal representation in the upper house and the lower house will have representation based on population
  • New Jersey Plan: One house based on Population and the other one be equal representation.
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