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Chapter 2 4-5
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Delegates who attended the Philadelphia Convention
What was the point of the Philadelphia convention?
recommending revisions to the Articles of Confederation.
Once the delegates got together, they decided to create an entirely new government for the US, instead.
called for a three branch government with a bicameral legislature in which each States's membership would be determined by its population or its financial support for the central government.
New Jersey Plan
called for a unicameral legislature in which each State would be equally represented.
What was where the problems between the larger and smaller states regarding the New Jersey and Virginia Plans?
Larger states expected to dominate the government and the smaller states feared that they would not be able to protect their interests.
Agreed that Congress should be composed of two houses. In smaller Senate, the states would be represented equally. In the House, the representation of each State would be based upon its population.
Arose the question, "should slaves count towards population?" 3/5 compromise said all free persons should be counted and so should three-fifths of all other persons. In short, the southerners could count their slaves, but they would have to pay for them.
Commerce and Slave Trade Compromise
Congress was forbidden the power to tax the export of goods from any State.
A "Bundle of Compromises"
The Philadelphia Convention was known as a "Bundle of Compromises"
What was the goal of the Framers? When did they meet at Independence Hall?
The goal of the Framers was to create an entirely new government ;92 of the 116 days between May 25 - September 17
See pages 60-62 on the states ratification
September 13, 1788
11 of the 13 States "under the federal roof" the Congress of the Confederation paved the way for its successor.
Washington took the oath of office as the first president of the Unites States.
Why did Anti-Federalist oppose the presidency?
They feared the presidency would become a Monarchy and that Congress would become too powerful.
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