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The Constitutional Convention. PowerPoint by Brian Crawford. Delegates Meet 1. 1787 in Philadelphia 2. Locked the door and windows = HOT 3. All were landowning white men above the age of 55. Want to change Articles of Confederation 1. Decided just to get rid of the A of C.

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The constitutional convention
The Constitutional Convention

PowerPoint by Brian Crawford.

  • Delegates Meet

    1. 1787 in Philadelphia

    2. Locked the door and windows = HOT

    3. All were landowning white men above the age of 55.

  • Want to change Articles of Confederation

    1. Decided just to get rid of the A of C


The constitutional convention cont
The Constitutional Convention (cont.)

  • Arguments over power

    1. Large States vs. Small States

    2. State Power vs. National (Federal) Power

    3. Power to President vs. Congress

    4. Slavery

  • Two Plans

    1. Virginia Plan: James Madison

    2. New Jersey Plan


The constitutional convention cont1
The Constitutional Convention (cont.)

  • The Great Compromise

    1. Roger Sherman combined the two plans

    2. New Constitution

  • First political parties

    1. Federalists: want national government

    2. Anti-Federalists: want state power