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When was the Constitutional Convention? May- September 1787
Where was the Constitutional Convention held? State House of Philadelphia
Why was there a Constitutional Convention? To please everyone with the new government that they were going to have and hear everyone's ideas. They wanted to get rid of the Articles of Confederation and start a new government.
What did they discuss in the Constitutional Convention? They discussed the ideas of the people, such as the New Jersey Plan and the Virginia Plan, to try and fix and rewrite the Articles of Confederation.
What was the nickname for the Great Compromise? The Connecticut Compromise (Virginia Plan was for the larger states and the New Jersey Plan was for the smaller states)
What type of Legislature was suggested for the compromise? A Bicameral (The Virginia Plan) and a Unicameral (The New Jersey Plan)
What type of representation was there for the Great Compromise? Based on population (The Virginia Plan) and even number of people (The New Jersey Plan)
Which parts went into the Constitution? Supreme power was with the central government, three branches of government (Legislative, Judicial, and Executive), Bicameral, representation was based on population (The House of Representatives) and equal representation (Senate)
Why was the Three-Fifths Compromise needed? It was needed because they wanted to know how people would be represented in the Congress, since there were slaves in some of the larger states and they wanted to know if they would counted
What was the compromise then saying what was going to happen They said that the slaves would be three out of every five would be counted as a citizen of the United States
Created by: 19billmans