Humanities Chapter seven study guide APed

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Why were people against the approval of the Constitution?
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-The virginia plan called for a three separate branches of government. Those branches included the executive, judicial, and legislative branches. The plan called for one single executive/president, and also a two house legislature, the senate and house of representatives. This plan called for representatives based on population favoring the larger states.
What were the terms of the New Jersey Plan?-The New Jersey plan called for a single house of Congress that had equal representation throughout the states.The approval of the Constitution was threatened by disagreements between the Federalists and the Anti federalists. Take one position -Federalists or Anti federalists -and explain how the differences were resolved.When the constitution was sent to the states to be ratified two groups took shape. Anti-federalists worried that the constitution took to much power from the states. They worried that the national government was too powerful and that the President could become so powerful that he would be like a king. They wanted to make sure that the freedoms they had fought for in the Revolution would not be taken away by a strong federal government. They wanted to protect individual freedoms with a bill of rights. Despite the debates, smaller states began ratifying the Constitution, but New York, Virginia, amd other states with large populations held out. Finally, Virginia agreed to ratify the Constitution. New York and the remaining states soon also ratified it. During the first session of Congress under the new Constitution several amendments were proposed. Ten of them were ratified and became the Bill of Rights.