James Madison lead the disscussion at the convention and offered the virginia plan with a strong government. The Judicial Branch, The legislative, and The executive branch.
There should be three branches of government
Smaller representatives started to worry. States with a greater population who get more representation in congress.
Im worried. There will be more representation in the larger states.
Yeah we deserve just as much representation
They compromised that there would be two houses. Big states would have more representatives in one house. In the other house they would have an equal amount of representatives
Hmm... we have a compromise
States argued about if slaves should count as votes. Delegates compromised and said that 3 out of every 5 slaves count. They also tried to end slavery, and compromised. They said that slave trade could only go on until 1801
NO THEY SHOULDN'T
Slaves should count as votes!
9 states had to ratify the constitution. Each person got to decide. Some people were afraid it would take away freedoms
I'm scared this will threaten freedoms
The bill of rights were passed and promised things such as freedom of speech. In 1788, the constitution became the new way of government