Virginia vs New Jersey Plan/Connecticut Compromise
I propose the Virginia plan . There should be two houses & membership should be based on population.
I have a compromise! What if the house is based on population & everyone gets two seats in Senate.
That's not fair to smaller states like New Jersey!
We need more representation, so you're now counted as 3/5 of a person!
Commerce and Slave Trade Compromise
But don't take away our slaves!
The federal government should be able to tax
Virginia Plan- proposed each State’s membership would be determined by its population or it's financial support.New Jersey Plan- Alternative to VP called for a unicameral legislature in which each state would be equally represented. Connecticut Compromise- agreement that Congress should be composed of a Senate, (equal representation) & a House represented based on state's population. Analysis-Both plans posed ideas as to how US should be governed, but compromise established Senate & House which ensured they work efficiently contributing to our governmental system.
Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists & Ratification of Constitution
CONSTITUTION GIVES CENTRAL GOV TOO MUCH POWER!!
Definition- Agreement between delegates that a slave would be counted as ⅗ of a person when counting the population of a state. Analysis- Many of the founding fathers acknowledged that slavery was everything that violated there idea of liberty, but action wasn't permanently taken until the 13th amendment outlawed slavery.
Three Branches of Government
Deciding on a system of Federal Government
Definition- agreement reached to protect slaveholders; it denied Congress the power to tax the export of goods from any State & denied congress the power to act on slave trade. Analysis- This concept was introduced at the same Convention of 1787 that adopted the constitution, and thus further contributed to American values of liberty that we continue to live by.
Bill of Rights
Bill of RightsCongrefs of the United States
Federalists- people who supported the ratification of the constitution. Anti-Federalists- Those who opposed ratification. Ratification of Federalists-people who supported the ratification of constitution. Anti-Federalists- Those who opposed Ratification Constitution- Formal approval to the effectiveness of the United States Constitution.Analysis- The debate of ratification eventually led to the addition of the Bill of Right.This ratification laid the foundations for the present national government.
ADD BILL OF RIGHTS!
Legislative- create laws and frame public policies Executive- execute, Legislative- create laws & frame public policies Executive- enforce and administer laws.Judicial-interpret & evaluate laws to determine their meaning and settle disputes that arise. Analysis- Branches are listed in the first three articles of the Constitution, further contributing to the Constitution.They also follow american principles that include; ensuring protected rights & an effective government.
Definition- The first ten amendments to the U.S Constitution Analysis- These ten amendments defined the guaranteed civil rights and freedoms citizens have like freedom of speech, religion, press, etc which are the fundamental laws by which the US governed. This contributed to the already existing Constitution.