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Compromises at the Constitutional Convention of 1787

The events, compromises, and decisions which led to the foundations of our government.
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Laura Thrower

on 14 January 2013

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Transcript of Compromises at the Constitutional Convention of 1787

Compromises at
The Constitutional Convention
of 1787 The Virgina and New Jersey Plans and the Great Compromise Article II - The Executive Branch Watch "Mr. What's His Name" explain the New Jersey Plan, Virginia Plan, The Great Compromise and the Three Fifths Compromise. Listen and complete the squares on the handout I've given to you based on the info he gives. The framers of the Constitution were afraid of creating a new "king." Some were so afraid that they didn't even want to have a President (executive branch). DISCUSS: Do you think these fears are valid? Why or why not? The Articles of Confederation Articles of Confederation review: What power did the Articles give and why did they ultimately fail? (watch this great teacher lecture to review..."Who's Your Daddy?") Article I - The Legislative Branch These are the most important words in the entire document The delegates met in Philadelphia from May to September 1787. The Supreme Court was created to be the final judge of what was and was not legal under the Constitution. If states had a conflict with each other, the Supreme Court would be the referree. If the Executive and Legislative branches disagreed, the Supreme Court would resolve the conflict. When the decision to have an executive branch was final, another debate was raised about WHO would elect our "President". Should "the people" pick him or should state legislators decide who should win? What are pros and cons for both of these options? What did the Electoral College Compromise Decide? After many compromises...the final draft of the Constitution was sent to the states for ratification...how many states were needed to RATIFY the constitution?
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