Tabitha Rutledge part 2

Tabitha Rutledge part 2

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  • I think I have an idea.....
  • How should slaves be counted in the Constitution?
  • I don't know!
  • No, slaves should count as people!
  • Property!
  • Slaves should be counted as property!
  • People!
  • No, they should could as property!
  • Then Roger Sherman suggested The Great Compromise. The Great Compromise took ideas from both the Virginia plan and the New Jersey Plan in order to make all states feel like they are represented equally.
  • The Constitution is ready to be ratified!
  • Yes!
  • But that was not the only problem that came up when writing the Constitution. The next problem was that the Delegates did not know if they should count slaves in the population.
  • The Constitution is great!
  • The big states wanted slaves to be counted as people so that the big states had an bigger population. The small states however wanted slaves to be counted as property so that the populations were more even.
  • The Constitution! We the people....
  • In order to solve this problem the delegates had to make the three fifths compromise. This Compromise made each slave count as three fifths of a person. After this problem was fixed the Constitution was ready to be sent to the states for ratification.
  • Yay!
  • While the Constitution was trying to be ratified two groups were formed the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. The Federalists were for the Constitution and the Anti-Federalists did not want the Constitution to be ratified.
  • The Constitution dose not protect our individual rights!
  • In order to ratify the Constitution the Anti-Federalists wanted the writers to make a bill of rights. The delegates agreed to that and the Constitution was finally Ratified on March 4th 1789. That is how our Constitution was made!
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