Constitutional Convention Ratification Issues

Constitutional Convention Ratification Issues

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  • Slavery and Representation
  • NO Representation!
  • Representation!
  • Legislature
  • Large States: We want two houses based on population!
  • Small States: We want one house based on equal representation!
  • Articles of Confederation
  • ?
  • Where is your army?
  • Northern and Southern states did not agree on the representation of a slave. The South believed they should have representation as they made up a large part of the population. Northern States did not agree as they did not want to diminish their numerical advantage in the House.
  • 3/5 Compromise
  • The small states wanted every state to have equal representation in Congress, while the large states wanted representation based on population.
  • Connecticut Compromise
  • population
  • Under the Articles of Confederation, there was no strong central government. No power to collect taxes or raise a standing army are two examples of the weakness of the federal government under the Articles.
  • The Constitution
  • I have come to collect your taxes
  • This compromise states that a slave would be counted as three-fifths of a person when determining a states population.
  • The Connecticut Compromise created a bicameral legislature which had the Senate with equal state representation and The House of Representatives with representation based on population.
  • Senate
  • equal
  • House of Representatives
  • The Constitution was the new highest piece of legislature that created a strong national government that had powers such as the power to raise an army and collect taxes. 
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