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When was the Constitution Convention held? May-September 1787
Where was the Constitution Convention held? Independence Hall in Philadelphia
Why did the Constitution Convention take place? 55 delegates from every state met up to strengthen the Articles of Confederation
What happened during the Convention? The 55 delegates rewrote the Articles and called it the constitution
Nickname for the New Jersey Plan Small state plan
Nickname for Virginia plan Large state plan
New Jersey Plan- Legislature Unicameral (one house)
Virginia Plan-Legislature Biocameral
New Jersey wanted what type of representation? They wanted representation to be equal (2 per state)
Virginia wanted what type of representation? They wanted representation to be based off of population
Other Virginia Plan wanted 3 branches of government, they both wanted supreme power to be with the central government
What went into the constitution? Supreme power rests with central government, 3 branches of government, legislature is bicameral, representation based off of population in the house of representatives, representation is equal in the senate, give central government power to tax and regula
Why was the 3/5 compromise needed? An argument came up about whether or not slaves should be counted in the population. South wanted more people so they could have more represenatives
What was the 3/5 compromise It was a compromise where the slaves counted as 3/5 the population. So, 3 out of every 5 slaves
Created by: 19millerk