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  • Controversy sparked when the southern delegates thought slaves should determine their number of representatives in the House. The northern states apposed and pointed out that slaves are technically property. The Three-Fifths Compromise decided that for every 5 slaves it would count as 3 free people. They also agreed that the new Congress could not tax exports or have high taxes on import of slaves.
  • The new Constitution had many different principles one being popular sovereignty which meant it was ruled by the people. To keep power with government but also preserve rights of states, a system was created called federalism. This means power is divided between the national government and state government.
  • On September 17, they started signing the Constitution.
  • The two houses of Congress compose this branch. They make the law
  • Judicial
  • Legislative
  • A system of federal courts. Interprets federal laws and renders judgment in cases involving those laws.
  • This is called the separation of powers
  • Executive
  • Headed by the President. It implements and enforces the laws passed by Congress.
  • The President can propose legislation, appoint judges, put down rebellions, and veto acts of Congress. The legislature can override a veto with two-thirds vote in both houses. The senate must approve or reject presidential appointments to the executive branch as well as any treaties. Congress can impeach, or formally accuse of misconduct, and then remove the president or other high officials.
  • Checks and balances used to prevent any one of the three branches from becoming too powerful.
  • He is also the commander in chief of the armed forces
  • The delegates in Philadelphia recognized that the new constitution might need to be amended, or changed over time. They created a clear 2 step process system for making amendments. Amendments could be proposed by a vote of two-thirds of the members of both houses of Congress. The proposed amendments then had to be ratified by three-fourths of the stare legislatures or by conventions in three-fourths of the states
  • I am a Federalist, I believe that the Constitution would create a federal system. i also believe that the power should be divided between a central government and regional government.
  • I am an Anti-Federalist, I am not against federalism and accept the need for a national government. My real issue is whether the national government or the state government will be supreme.
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