The Constitutional Convention

The Constitutional Convention

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  • August 31, 1786 Massachusetts
  • Many soldiers who fought for the colonies' freedom were left stripped of their property due to "tax evasion".The valiant soldiers weren't aided after the war causing Shay's rebellion.
  • Something Needs to Change
  • After the events of Shay's Rebellion the Constitutional Convention gathered politicians from across the colonies to change the government
  • May 25, 1787 Philedelphia
  • It's time for a political reform
  • The Constitutional Convention
  • One of the most debated topics during the Constitutional Convention was representation of the government. Small states wanting equal representation and big states wanting it to be based on population
  • All states should be represented by population!
  • Equal Representation for all the states!
  • To compromise between the states Richard Sherman came up with a bicameral legislature, making Congress consist of 2 houses. The House of Representatives and the Senate
  • Why not have 2 houses!
  • Yeah!
  • Another big debate was how slaves shouldbe represented at the Convention. Whether, they should be part of a states population or if they should count as taxes
  • Slaves for representation!
  • Slaves for taxes!
  • Slaves now count as 3/5 of a person!
  • The 3/5 compromise stated that slaves counted as 3/5 of a person.
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