New Jersey Vs. Virginia -- Joseph Telaak

New Jersey Vs. Virginia -- Joseph Telaak

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  • Hear ye, hear ye, it is the year 1787 and the First Continental Congress is now in session
  • I am the honorable John Hancock
  • Only one vote per state
  • Makes a weak government
  • First order of business: What is wrong with the articles of confederation.
  • My name is Edmund Randloph and I think representation based on population, the Virginia Plan.
  • My name is Roger Sherman and I propose a compromise, a bi-cameral legislature, one house with equal representation, and one based on population, the Great Compromise
  • Next, our new government's  division of powers.
  • My name is William Patterson I think representation should be equal, the New Jersey Plan.
  • Regulate slave trade now, and tax exports
  • Don't count them at all because we do not use them.
  • Next, how we will count slaves into the population and commerce rules.
  •  We should count slaves as 3/5ths of a person, regulate slave trade in 20 years, and not tax exports, the commerce compromise.
  • Count them because they add to our representation
  • Never regulate slave trade and never tax exports
  • Freedom of Speech Freedom of religion Freedom to gather Freedom of press Freedom to petition
  • Right to bear arms Right to a trial by jury Right to a speedy trial No cruel and unusual punishment No unreasonable searches and seizures No quartering soldiers 
  • Those amendments will now be called the Bill of Rights, they are so we can have freedoms and rights that we didn't have with the British
  • Finally, the amendments
  • I agree
  • I agree
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  • Say "I" if you agree to the ratification of the United States Constitution
  • I agree
  • I agree
  • I agree
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