Constitution-Bella Smith

Constitution-Bella Smith

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  • We will have a two-house congress. The house of representatives, which is representing the people.  The senate, which would represent the states.
  • The 3/5 compromise works by adding up the total amount of slaves and counting 3/5 of them into the population.
  • We will not ratify a constitution that makes us get rid of out slaves!
  • You must not interfere for 20 years then you can discuss the matter!
  • The Articles Of Confederation are weak. It was designed for war and not for a way to run the country.   Farmers have rebelled against the government about paying taxes with money they don't have.  This made us open up the Constitutional Convention.
  • We should ratify the constitution because it will remedy the weaknesses by creating a stronger more effective united states.
  • The New Jersey plan and the Virginia plan were made.  They were two different  plans for governments that we fought over.  We then created the Great Compromise which consisted of combining the two ideas of government.  Which a man named Rodger Sherman from Connecticut created.  
  •  Should we count slaves in the population for representatives?  Northerners said no, while southerners said that they wanted them counted.  Instead of fighting about it Madison proposed the 3/5 Compromise.  People then were concerned about the slave trade.  Most northerners wanted it gone while most southerners wanted it to stay. 
  • "I do not entirely approve of this constitution, but no convention could produce a perfect plan.  It therefore astonishes me to find this system approaching so near perfect, that I think it will astonish our enemies.  I expect no better, and I am sure it is not the best. "  Ben Franklin.
  •  The government will still share power with the states and they will always have a say in the House of representatives.  The constitution will fix the wrong doings of the Articles of Confederation.
  • The constitution will create a national government that was strong enough to unite the quarreling states.  Our power is still limited.  These powers are divided among three different branches so no one branch can become too powerful.   
  • In the end we got enough votes to ratify the constitution and gain the states trust.  No one agreed to everything on the constitution, but it is the closest thing to perfect that we could reach.  Now was a new day dawning for the United States.
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