Convention Assessment

Convention Assessment

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  • I wish we knew what was going on...
  • I have faith that our delegates will fix our corrupt system.
  • States should be represented by their contribution to government and the population!
  • I think states should be equally represented!
  • So now what do we do?
  • We should combine the Virginia and New Jersey plans into one plan!
  • May 25- All the delegates met for a constitutional convention to change the way our government was set up. The Articles of Confederation weren't working, so they had to come up with different plans that everyone would abide by.
  •  I agree! I just hope everyone will be pleased with it too.
  • Combining the two plans was a good idea!
  • June- The Virginia & New Jersey plans are created and debated on. They gave different ideas of representation for the people and states. In the Virginia plan larger states have more influence, but in the New Jersey plan large & small states have equal power. 
  • I can't wait for this to be done and over with.
  • Slavery isn't wrong, and we should enforce it more!
  • June 19- New Jersey plan was defeated, but the delegates still debated over which plan or compromise to use. 
  • I'm glad that this is finally over.
  • July 16- The Great Compromise was adopted, which combined ideas from the Virginia and New Jersey plans.
  • Slavery was debated during the convention as well. June 11/July 12- 3/5th Compromise was introduced, debated on, then passed August 29-Fugitive Slave clause was passed.  The delegates decided that the slave trade would be temporarily protected until 1808.
  • Slavery is wrong and we should rid of it!
  • September 17-The U.S. Constitution was presented to citizens. This changed the way our government was structured & represented, and we use the same Constitution and structure today. 
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