Creating and Enforcing the Constitution
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Delegates at Independence Hall
Let's keep ideas secret so we can speak freely.
Lets elect George President of Convention
Were finally collaborating!
We need to keep state rights too.
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.
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.
If slaves are people and not property, let them vote.
Smaller populated states didn't want largely populated states to dominate Congress.
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.
After debating about how many executives there should be, Congress decided on one executive with a maximum of two four year terms.
There should be three executives from different states.
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