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Convention Reflection In at least 8 lines respond to the following…. From your groups perspective, how do you feel about the decisions made at the real Convention? In what ways was our class Convention unrealistic? In what ways was it realistic?

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Convention reflection in at least 8 lines respond to the following

Convention ReflectionIn at least 8 lines respond to the following…

  • From your groups perspective, how do you feel about the decisions made at the real Convention?

  • In what ways was our class Convention unrealistic? In what ways was it realistic?

  • What social groups do you think made alliances with eachother? Do you think similar alliances were made in real life?

  • Why might it be harder for poorer social groups to unite?

  • Which social groups do you think wanted a strong national government? Why?

  • Which social groups wanted the greatest amount of democracy – power to the people? Which wanted the least?


Convention reflection in at least 5 lines respond to the following

Convention Reflection In at least 5 lines respond to the following…

  • In what ways was our class Convention unrealistic? In what ways was it realistic?

  • What social groups do you think made alliances with each other? Do you think similar alliances were made in real life?

  • In real life, how do you think the Constitution dealt with the issues we confronted in our class convention?


Constitutional convention philadelphia may 1787 sept 1787

Constitutional Convention Philadelphia May 1787 – Sept 1787


I james madison father of the constitution

I. James Madison “Father of the Constitution”

  • 36 year old Madison arrives prepared with many ideas on how to structure a new government

  • His ideas most influential

  • Authors “Federalist Papers”

    which argued for a strong

    federal government


Ii debates over how to structure government

II. Debates over how to structure government

  • Most agreed with Montesquieu (separation of powers – designed to keep any one person from having too much power)


Iii how should we be represented

III. How should we be represented?

Big states v. Small states

A - NEW JERSEY Plan – All states equally represented regardless of population

B - VIRGINIA Plan – All states represented according to population


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State Populations ~ Census 1790

1. Virginia691,73769

2. Pennsylvania434,37343

3. North Carolina393,75139

4. Massachusetts378,78737

5. New York340,12034

6. Maryland319,72831

7. South Carolina249,07324

8. Connecticut 237,94623

9. New Jersey184,13918

10. New Hampshire141,88514

11. Georgia 82,584 8

12. Rhode Island 68,825 6

13. Delaware 59,096 5


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C. The Great Compromise

Why don’t we just compromise?

Developed by Roger Sherman


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(compromise – a settlement in which each side gives up something in order to reach an agreement)


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1 - As a result, today we have a two house

(bi-cameral) legislature (CONGRESS)

House of Representatives

(Virginia Plan)

Senate

(NJ Plan)


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a) Senate – two seats per state


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b) House of Representatives

– seats based on state’s population


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D. The 3/5ths Compromise

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Some northern states did not like slavery and made it illegal


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StateFree Total

Population Population

Virginia1455,0001692,000

Pennsylvania2430,0002434,000

Massachusetts3378,0004378,000

New York4318,0005340,000

North Carolina5293,0003393,000

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Southern states claimed they “needed” slavery, and wanted to count slaves as part of their population


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North and South compromised by allowing states to count 3/5ths of their slaves as part of their population


Video recap

Video Recap!

  • http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/the-constitutional-convention-the-great-compromise.html#lesson


Iv slavery question

IV. Slavery Question

  • Some delegates wanted ban slavery

  • Southerners warned this would ruin economy

  • Agreed not to outlaw slave trade for at least 20 years, then Congress could later vote to regulate

  • Fugitive slaves (as property) had to be returned to their masters


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V. The Constitution is signed in Philadelphia


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A. The Constitution is then given

to the states for approval


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1. 9 of 13 states must ratify (approve) the new form of government


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2. Each state holds conventions to vote on the new Constitution


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3. Two groups form

a) The Federalists supported the new Constitution


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b) The Anti-federalists opposed the new Constitution


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Delaware 30 012 / 7 / 1787

Pennsylvania46 2312 / 12 / 87

New Jersey 38 012 / 18 / 87

Georgia 26 0 1 / 2 / 88

Connecticut 128 40 1 / 9 / 88

Massachusetts 187168 2 / 6 / 88

Maryland63 11 4 / 28 / 88

South Carolina 149 73 5 / 23 / 88

New Hampshire 57 47 6 / 21 / 88

Virginia 89 79 6 / 25 / 88

New York 30 27 7 / 26 / 88

North Carolina 194 77 11 / 21 / 89

Rhode Island 34 32 5 / 29 /90


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Many people were fearful that a powerful government wouldn’t protect the people

c) The promise of a Bill of Rights convinced many to support the Constitution


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d) Bill of Rights ratified by Congress and the States


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The first 10 amendments to the Constitution = Bill of Rights


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Written by James Madison, they listed the rights protected by the government


What rights do you have

What rights do you have??

  • To say whatever I want, whenever I want?

  • To be searched without a warrant?

  • To practice whatever religion I choose or none at all?

  • To be harmed as a punishment for a crime?

    http://www.icivics.org/games


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