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What role did compromise play in the Constitutional Convention?


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As already stated several times before, the delegates at the Constitutional Convention agreed only on a couple of things – that the Articles of Confederation needed amending and that George Washington should preside over the Convention's debates. Everything else was up to debate, argument, compromise, and concession. If it weren't for multiple compromises throughout the course of the summer of 1787 the Constitution as we know it today and consequently the United States, wouldn't have ever existed. We can speak of three major compromises and a compromise that was achieved during the constitutional ratification process.

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