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3.2 vocab

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Constitutional Convention
1787, each state was asked to send delegates to a convention in Philadelphia to fix the flaws and strengthen the national government
Great Compromise
made by Connecticut; two houses (Senate and House of Representatives), equal representation based on state population; a compromise of the Virginia and New Jersey Plan
Three-Fifths Compromise
compromise that every five enslaved persons would count as three free persons in state population for voting
Electoral College
a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president
Federalists
supporters of the Constitution
federalism
a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states
Ant-Federalists
opposed the Constitution
Benjamin Franklin
from Pennsylvania, 81, was the oldest delegate; famous diplomat, writer, inventor, and scientist;
1788
the Constitution took effect