US Constitution

US Constitution

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  • Articles of Confederation
  • Constitutional Convention
  • Constitutional Convention
  • Established in 1777, the Articles of Confederation was the Constitution before the Constitution.
  • Shay's Rebellion
  • George Washington along with 6 other delegates, were considered Founding Fathers, they were the founders of the US Constitution.
  • The Virginia and New Jersey Plans
  • Virginia Plan
  • New Jersey Plan
  • The Founding Fathers met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to create the US Constitution. The main purpose of the US Constitution was to revise and make a better version of the Articles of Confederation. The Constitutional Convention started in May of 1787.
  • The Compromises
  • A group of farmers and protesters lead by Daniel Shays, this group of people who protested by killing lots of people to try and prevent the trial and imprisonment debt-ridden citizens.
  • Since Virginia is a bigger state, they wanted each state to be represented in proportion to the states' population. Their plan would contain a legaslative branch with two houses. Since New Jersey was a smaller state, they wanted each state to recieve one equal vote, regardless of size. Their plan would contain a legaslative branch with one house.
  • The Great Compromise was the final compromise that the US Costitution decided on. The Great Compromise had a legaslative branch with 2 houses, and the number of legislators in the Representative house was proportional to population. Each state is equally represented. The 3/5 Compromise made it so that non-slaves in the slaves states would recieve the benefit of increased representation in the House of Representatives. Slaves recieved 3/5 vote, so in every 5 people, they got 3 votes.
  • 5 Slaves - 3 Votes
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