Constitution

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  • Hi, I am Roger Sherman.  I am, a federalist. At the Constitutional Convention, I represented Connecticut. I was a big influence on the Great Compromise, which created two bodies of legislation. One had votes distributed equally among states, and the other distributed votes proportionally to each state's population. I also most likely helped in writing the New Jersey Plan. I was very instrumental in Connecticut's ratification of the Constituion.
  • Hi, I am George Washington. I am a federalist. I served as a delegate in the First Continental Congress. I was also the commander in chief of the Continental Army. I was elected the president of the Constitutional Convention and was asked to draft the Constitution. I am known as the "Father of His Country."
  • Hi, I am Patrick Henry. I am an Anti-Federalist. I refused to attend the Constitutional Convention in fear of a strong central government being created. When the Constitution needed to be ratified, I was one of its biggest opponents. I thought a Bill of Rights should be added. Along with other Anti-Federalists, I was able to convince the convention to add a list of rights. I was also the first governor of Virginia, and served in the Virginia House of Delegates.
  • Hi, I am Benjamin Franklin. I am a federalist. I served at the Constitutional Convention at age 81. At first, I believed there should be one legislative body. But with the debate between small and large states over equal or proportional representation, I helped to end the standoff and paved the way for the two-body agreement that was the Great Compromise. After the Constitution was completed, some delegates still did not want to sign. I wrote a speech persuading them to sign.
  • Hi, I am James Madison. I am a federalist. I arrived at the Constitutional Convention with my plan for a new government, called the Virginia Plan. It proposed a three branch government, with the judicial, executive, and legislative branches. To convince other delegates to sign, I wrote anonymous  essays for The Federalist. After Patrick Henry and other Anti-Federalists demanded a list of rights to be added on, I drafted the Bill of Rights.
  • Hi, I am Alexander Hamilton. I am a federalist. I attended the Constitutional Convention as a delegate from New York. I wrote essays advocating for ratification in The Federalist. After the Constitution was ratified, I was appointed t be the Secretary of the Treasury. This is because I created the First Bank of the United States, and proposed a national bank at the convention.
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