Creating a Republic. Part 2 A Grand Convention. Philadelphia has a rich history, as it was at one time America’s largest city and former capital. Originally the delegates were only going to fix the Articles of Confederation. They ended up creating a whole new constitution.
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A Grand Convention
Philadelphia has a rich history, as it was at one time America’s largest city and former capital.
Originally the delegates were only going to fix the Articles of Confederation. They ended up creating a whole new constitution.
The work they were able to accomplish, became known as “The Miracle at Philadelphia”.
It truly was!!!
There is a great debate between the delegates of both large and small states.
Large states argue that because they have more people, they should have more representation. Smaller states respond by saying their interests will never be listened to.
Roger Sherman of Connecticut comes up with a compromise.
Next they dealt with the 3/5 Compromise. It was agreed that 3/5 of slaves in any state could be counted for taxation and representation. The slave trade was also allowed to continue.
Other issues were discussed, like the length of a presidential term and how to organize the court system. Not all were happy with the document, and some left the convention, vowing to defeat the Constitution.
On September 17, 1787, the Constitution was ready. One by one, the remaining delegates came forward to sign the document.