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Friars U.S. History

Drafting the Constitution

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Independence Hall

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Constituional Convention

New Ideas
A. Virginia & New Jersey plans
1. Virginia Plan called for a National Legislature comprised of two houses
 
2. New Jersey plan called for a unicameral congress
a. Small states have the same say as large states
b. Congressional members elected by state legislature not the people
 
B. The Great Compromise
1. would have two houses of Legislature
2. House would benefit larger states
3. Senate would give small states a good voice
 
C. The issue of Slavery (3/5 compromise)
1. Southern states wanted to increase thier house representation(use slaves)
2. Northerners argued that slaves were property (not people)
3. Compromise-Slaves were counted as 3/5 of a person in the house
 
D. The Slave Trade 
1. Northerners wanted to abolish slavery completly
2. Southerners said it was necessary for thier economy
3. Importation of slaves would end in 1807

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The Constitution

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