Constitutional Convention
Updated: 1/22/2020
Constitutional Convention
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  • You've been talking for so long!
  • Sit down Luther Martin!
  • Have you ever had a nice Maryland crab?
  • But I just started.
  • What's wrong with missing a few minutes of lunch Bay Stater Rufus King?
  • You've been talking for 6 hours strait Marylander Luther Martin. We've missed lunch
  • I'm hungry. Where did you get that?
  • Why are you eating here?
  • Hm! This is a nice crab!
  • That sounds good! I'm going to go get some!
  • Hey! Wait a second we still have to talk about how many votes a state has!
  • I got it from next door!
  • No, I think that we should have votes based on population. We have more people to represent so we should make a bigger impact.
  • I think that we should have one state, one vote. Maryland is just as important as Massachusetts because of our delicious crabs.
  • But that only favors the big states. If we disagree with a bigger state, then the bigger state can overpower the small state. One state one vote makes it fair and square.
  • Yeah but, um, um
  • But then three people can change the laws of thousands of people! They also don't want then law!
  • No need to argue! Me and Roger Sherman had a great idea!
  • But your way isn't fair!
  • Did someone say my name?
  • Hey Roger! I was just telling Luther and Rufus about our plan.
  • What's the plan?
  • Executive
  • Legislative
  • Judicial
  • We can have three branches of the centeral government. The Judicial Branch, The Legislative Branch and the Executive Branch.
  • The Legislateive makes the laws and get to vote on them. The Executive Branch has the President and the Cabinet. The Judicial Branch has the six justices*!
  • In the Senate each state has two senators. In the House of Representatives each state has a number of representatives based on population.
  • The Legislative Branch has two houses. The Senate and the House of Representatives.
  • What? That gives the centeral government to much power!
  • If you think that I'm going to sign a constitution that takes away my state's rights your're plum crazy!
  • But the The Articles of Confederation...
  • The Articles of Confederation! The Articles of Confederation failed! That's why we're here!
  • How do you know? You've never Ruled a country.
  • Are you crazy? The reason we came here was because we had a weak centeral government
  • The centeral government won't be too strong because they can check and balance each other.
  • Think about what you said. You have until tomorrow.
  • A few months later
  • The Next Day
  • Sir Luther Martin, will you sign the Constitution?
  • I will not sign a consitituiton that takes away my rights.
  • Yeah! I think that he's right.
  • Hey James Madison, we got to make like a few laws that state the rights of the citizens to get the Anti-Federalist to go with the plan.
  • Okay, I'll try.
  • I got them down on paper, here I'll show you.
  • Freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition.Right to bear arms.Citizens do not have to house soldiers.No unreasonable search or arrest.No double jeopardy or no witness against yourself.Rights of accused in criminal cases to fair trial.Trial by jury. Click To Edit Help Insert ParagraphUndoes the last commandRedoes the last commandTabUntabSet a bold styleSet a italic styleSet a underline styleSet a strikethrough styleClean a styleSet left alignSet center alignSet right alignSet full alignToggle unordered listToggle ordered listOutdent on current paragraphIndent on current paragraphChange current block's format as a paragraph(P tag)Change current block's format as H1Change current block's format as H2Change current block's format as H3Change current block's format as H4Change current block's format as H5Change current block's format as H6Insert horizontal Summernote 0.8.11 · Project · Issues
  • I'll think about it.
  • What if we put ten amendments that protect the rights of the citzens.
  • That way the centeral government will not be to strong.
  • Are you crazy? The reason we came here was because we had a weak centeral government
  • Yesterday.
  • The centeral government won't be too strong because they can check and balance each other.
  • Think about what you said. You have until tomorrow.
  • Sure! It sounds promising.
  • Ratification Order.Delaware - December 7, 1787Pennsylvania - December 12, 1787New Jersey - December 18, 1787Georgia - January 2, 1788Connecticut - January 9, 1788Massachusetts - February 6, 1788Maryland - April 28, 1788South Carolina - May 23, 1788New Hampshire - June 21, 1788Virginia - June 25, 1788New York - July 26, 1788North Carolina - November 21, 1789Rhode Island - May 29, 1790
  • * There are currently 9 justices. Back then the officaial number was set to 6 after the the Judiciary Act of 1789.
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