The purpose of the convention was to ________ the AOC by making the national government stronger.
________________ from ___________ arrived with a draft of a completely new framework for the government
To keep secrecy what did they do?
they sat everyday in a room with closed windows and with guards posted at every door.
Delegates wanted to be able to change their minds so they would ___________ as many times as needed
What does each branch do?
Legislative makes the laws. Executive carries them out, and judicial decides if the laws are constitutional
The Virginia Plan called for a ___-house legislature; number of members would be determined by populations—________ states would have more representation (votes)
States such as ________________, _________________, and________________ asked why states with about 60,000 people should have the same power as states with 700,000 people
Virginia plan said that if two states could not settle a dispute the ____________________ would settle it
The Virginia plan suggested that the _________ not the __________ should chose president and national judges
According to the New Jersey plan each state would have ____ vote no matter the size of population
________ house, called the Senate, would be chosen by state
legislatures; each state, large or small, would have ___ senators
_________ house, called the House of Representatives, would be chosen directly by the people; number of representatives for each state would be based on ____________
The _________ did want the slaves to count as people for their population, but the _________ did not they compromised by making slaves be ______ of a person
What 3 people refused to sign the constitution?
George Mason—against the Constitution till his death Edmund Randolph—eventually supported it
Elbridge Gerry—from Massachusetts
No one was completely _________ with the final product but most believed it was a big improvement
Major sources for the constitution included the _______________ and__________________
They also took from 2 important people, _____________________ and ___________________
John Locke and Baron de Montesquieu
Locke's ideas were presented in ______________ on Government; he believed all people had natural rights to _____, ____________, and ___________
life, liberty, and property;