Constitutional Convention

Constitutional Convention
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  • Articles of Confederation
  • We don't want a strong central government.
  • But, we need to be United as one.
  • Shay's Rebellion
  • HIGH STATE TAXES ARE USELESS!!
  • Constitutional Convention
  • Today we are meeting to improve the AOC and write a new constitution.
  • The Articles of Confederation was like a blue print for the U.S. Constitution.  It made the government weak because they were afraid that there would be another Britain situation.
  • The Two Plans
  • If you want to go with the Virginia Plan raise or hand.
  • In 1786, Daniel Shay lead a group of farmers in a protest against high state taxes.  Shay and the farmers tried to smuggle the government's weapons.
  • The Great Compromise
  • So we are all are okay with this compromise?
  • In 1787, delegates from each state met to write new laws that would set equal power between national government and the states.  During this meeting they came up with a blue print for the new constitution, based on the principles of checks and balance, federalism, and the separation of powers.
  • They Ratified the Constitution
  • I state that the Declaration of Independence is now ratified!
  • The two plans were the Virginia plan (Big State) and the New Jersey plan (little state).  The Virginia wanted to strengthen the central government and it would allow the people to directly vote and to have two legislative branch.  The New Jersey plan was to It would give each state one vote no matter the size and wanted one legislative branch. 
  • It creates a two house legislative branch.  The House of Representatives would be proportionate to the population.  
  • On July 4, 1776  the Declaration of Independence was ratified, it was two days after the final declaration was written.  The Declaration wasn't signed until August 2, 1776  
  • We the People
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