Constitutional Convention

Constitutional Convention

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  • Representation
  • Big Vs. Small
  • Slaves
  • Northerner
  • Slaves should not be counted in the population!
  • Yes they should!
  • Southerner
  • Trade
  • Southerner
  • States deserve more power!
  • No they do not!
  • Northerner
  • The Virginia plan advocated for a legislative branch where representation was based on state size. New Jersey proposed a plan that gave all states equal representation regardless of size.
  • Connecticut Compromise
  • Because some of representation was based on population size, an issue was raised over if slaves should be counted in the population or not. Southern states thought that they should, Northern states thought that they shouldn't.
  • Three-fifths Compromise
  •  The southern States didn't want the gov to be able to tax exports and they wanted the states to have the power to regulate the trade. The northern states disagreed. 
  • Commerce Compromise
  • Tax Exports
  • The Connecticut Compromise kept a bicameral legislature. One house has proportional representation based on state size, and the other house was weighted equally among the states.
  • The Three-fifths Compromise provided that 3/5 of the slaves would be counted into a state's population.
  • This compromise allows Congress to regulate trade, but not to tax exports.
  • Regulate Trade
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