Constitutional Convention Comic
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How and why the Constitutional Convention Happened
No more taxes! You will not take our farms!
You can't have it all! We need to pay our war debts.
We can't have any more fighting!
We need to fix this and make a plan. Let's meet in Philadelphia.
Sophia WhitePeriod 3
We want the New Jersey Plan. One vote for each state! That's only fair! Equal representation!!
We want the Virginia Plan. More people gets more votes! Bigger states are better!
Shay's Rebellion takes place for 6 months in 1787 in Massachusetts. Farmers are unhappy and rebel.
Can't we get a compromise?
Meeting at Philadelphia Independence Hall on May 25, 1787. 55 delegates from 12 states.
Yeah! Each state gets 2 votes in the legislature! Small and big states UNITE!
James Madison proposed the Virginia Plan and William Patterson the New Jersey Plan.
There were a lot of discussions!
Finally, the Great Compromise was signed.
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