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Constitutional Convention

American Government
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Matt Basinger

on 26 September 2011

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Transcript of Constitutional Convention

Virginia Plan
New Jersey Plan
Connecticut Compromise
(and others)
James Madison
"big" state plan
based on population
bicameral
equal representation
William Patterson
unicameral
"small" state plan
bicameral legislature
Senate - equal representation
House of Representatives - based on population
Roger Sherman
3/5ths Compromise
Electoral College
"2"
This means that there are two
houses in the Legislative Branch.
The Senate and
the House of Representatives.
WHAT ABOUT US WOMEN!?!?!
All
MEN
Are
Created
Equal
Constitutional Convention
Shays Rebellion
What was the problem?
How was the problem solved?
Importance?
Veterans from the American Revolution were not paid for their service because the government couldn't tax
Daniel Shays and other farmers led a rebellion closing down courts so they couldn't repossess their farms.
Courts were going to foreclose on their farms.
US government couldn't stop the rebellion.
Everyone realized that a new Constitution was needed with a stronger central government.
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