What are you talking about! Of course they should count!
There now we are all happy.
After much debate a compromise was made called The Great Compromise. It had 2 houses, The House of Representatives and the Senate. The House had representation based on population and the Senate has equal representation.
OK, we are finally done, hopefully.
Another problem that the delegates faced was if slaves would count towards a states population. States with large slave populations said they should count. Other states with small slave populations said they should not count
To resolve this issue the 3\5 Compromise was made. It stated that the out of every 5 slaves 3 would count towards the states population.
Make a Bill of Rights and we will ratify it.
And with that the Constitution was sent to the states to be ratified. With the release of this document people separated into 2 groups Federalists and Anti-Federalists.
Federalists thought the Constitution was already good and was ready to be ratified. Anti-Federalists thought that the rights of the people would not be protected with out a bill of rights.
It ended up coming down to 2 Anti-Federalist states that needed to ratify the Constitution in order for it to go into effect. The 2 states said they would ratify it if a Bill of Rights was made. So a Bill of Rights was created and the 2 states ratified it giving us the Constitution.