Constitutional Convention Ratification Issues

Constitutional Convention Ratification Issues

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  • 3/5 Compromise
  • People Represented by the House of Representatives
  • Commerce/Slave Trade Compromise
  • South, " We want slavery to stay and no taxes on our exports".
  • North, " We want no slavery and the ability to tax".
  • Electoral College
  • Voters for choice 1
  • Virginia will vote for choice 2
  • Voters for choice 2
  • The three fifths compromise allowed every three out of five slaves to be counted as people in the house of representatives. This gave southern states more representatives in the house.
  • Virginia Plan
  • We want a government where states are represented by the number of people that they have. 
  • Northern States wanted to stop the slave trade and have tariffs but southern states wanted it to continue without tariffs. The compromise was that congress was denied the power to tax an export of goods and the power to ban the slave trade in 1808.
  • New Jersey Plan
  • We want a government where each state is represented by an equal vote. 
  • This stated that every state would have a certain number of electoral votes per state and the electoral college representatives in each state were likely to pick the most popular candidate in each state. This process is used to decide the president. 
  • Connecticut Plan
  • Proposed by the Virginia delegation. Bicameral legislative branch with the number of representatives depending on the population of a state. This plan gave more populated states more power. 
  • Proposed by the New Jersey delegation. Opposite of the Virginia plan, proposed a single house where each state has one vote. This plan gave equal power to states who had less population. 
  • Comprised of the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan. A bicameral legislation, one house with representatives based off of population and the other giving each state an equal vote. This way the majority of the population would be heard and the smaller states (a minority) would also have an equal say. 
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