Creating and Enforcing the Constitution
Updated: 1/14/2020
Creating and Enforcing the Constitution
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  • Delegates at Independence Hall
  • Let's keep ideas secret so we can speak freely.
  • I agree.
  • Lets elect George President of Convention
  • Were finally collaborating!
  • We need to keep state rights too.
  • I agree.
  • The Virginia and New Jersey Plan
  • The Virginia Plan is bad.
  • I propose the New Jersey Plan with one house and each state has one vote.
  • In the Virginia Plan, seats in Congress are decided by state population.
  • New York
  • The New Jersey Plan is bad
  • The Great Compromise
  • Two Parts of Congress:The House of Representatives is decided by state population. The Senate has 2 senators per state.
  • Rhode Island was the only colony not to have a delegate.
  • 3/5 Compromise
  • If slaves are people and not property, let them vote.
  • Smaller populated states didn't want largely populated states to dominate Congress.
  • 3/5 Compromise
  • Vermont
  • James Madison
  • Fine let's agree on 3/5.
  • Alright, slaves are worth 3/5 of a person.
  • There are 100 senators and 435 House of Representatives.
  • Number of Chief Executives
  • We should have one executive because the first one will be good.
  • Slaves had no rights and belonged to their owners like pets. Southeren states wanted slaves to count as people so they got more Representatives.
  • Slaves shouldn't count!
  • We want slaves to count for population towards the House.
  • The delegates from the north wanted the convention to continue, so they compromised.
  • How about counting a slave as 2/5 of a person.
  • NO !4/5 of a person.
  • Ben Franklin
  • After debating about how many executives there should be, Congress decided on one executive with a maximum of two four year terms.
  • Edmund Randolph
  • George Washington
  • There should be three executives from different states.
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