Constitution Story board


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  • The declaration of independence was written back in june 1776. The declaration was directed toward Great Britain's King due to overtaxing of the colonist. The five delegates were Roger sherman, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John adams, and Robert livingston. These 5 people decided to send the declaration to king George declaring that America should be free. Overall the purpose of our declaration was for power and to have our own government.
  • The connecticut compromise was a way to to end debating between the larger states and smaller states.This was created on July, 16, 1987 by Roger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth. The larger states believed that representation should be based off of each states contributions from finances and defense, while the smaller states believed that it should only be equal representation. The compromise provided a paired system of representation
  • Separation of powers was an act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies. Anti-Federalist thought that the executive branch held way too much power and continued to disagree with the federalist. March 1, 1781 to June 21, 1788 The articles of confederation was being used. The articles of confederation was a document that was created after U.S. declared independence from Great britain but, according to the articles of confederation there wasn't any type of separation of powers 
  • There are three branches of government that takes place and they are Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. The legislative branch includes the house of representatives and the senate. The executive is headed by the president and the president carries out federal laws and recommends new ones, directs national defense and foreign policy, and preforms ceremonial duties. The Judicial branch is headed by the supreme court and its powers include interpreting the constitution, reviewing laws, and deciding cases involving states rights . The New Jersey plan was created by  William Patterson. The plan was an system for elections of state representatives. Patterson had presented the New Jersey  Plan to other delegates at the Constitutional Convention hoping that the process would work when it came to the selection of state representatives.
  • The three-fifths clause was created by  James Wilson and Roger Sherman. This clause pointed specifically at the slaves that were in the south and the constitution. This clause allowed whites in the south to natural power in natural affairs. The three-Fifths clause was crated back in 1787 and was presented during the colonial US constitutional convention of 1787 in Philadelphia pennsylvania so that the southern states could increase in power 
  • The constitutional convention took place in philadelphia in May up until September of 1787. During the convention problems were discussed that weak governments have contained under the articles of confederation. The convention had decided that federal government with more powers including the ones that took charge in relations with foreign government. During the convention treaties had to stay being ratified by the one and only legislative branch. Ratification is the action if signing or giving formal consent ti a treaty,contract, or an agreement to make it officially valid
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