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Year the Constitutional Convention created our U.S. Constitution.
Event that showed the Articles of Confederation were too weak and a stronger national government was needed.
Considered the Father of the Constitution because he provided detailed notes and wrote much of what was used for the Constitution.
Leader of the Convention
Plan for representation in Congress that favored large states. Representation was based on population.
New Jersey Plan
Plan for representation in Congress that favored small states. Representation would be equal among states.
Proposed by Roger Sherman, it provided balance between large and small states and created Congress.
Law-making branch of government created by the Great Compromise.
House of Representatives
Representation in Congress based on population. States with larger populations have more representatives, like the Virginia Plan.
Representation in Congress is equal like the New Jersey Plan. Each state gets two senators.
5 slaves will be counted as 3 people for the purpose of determining representation in Congress.
Trade; buying and selling of goods
Congress has the power to regulate foreign and domestic trade. Congress can tax imports, but not exports.
Decision on Slavery
Slaves are considered property and should be returned to owners if they run away. The slave trade would not be banned at this time.
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