Presentation on theme: "The Constitutional Convention Men and Issues. Philadelphia: Independence Hall."— Presentation transcript:
The Constitutional Convention Men and Issues
Philadelphia: Independence Hall
Not There: John Adams & Thomas Jefferson
Rules of the Convention Secrecy Select Presiding Officer Committee of the Whole Repeat Discussion Not start with a prayer.
Major Issues Large vs. small states Slavery Nature of the executive Length of terms of office Number of representatives Taxes – based on land or people.
Major Compromises Great Compromise No vote on slave trade for 20 years 3/5 th compromise Electoral college Representatives per population
Last Compromise: Number of Representatives per population Number per population Original one per 60,000 Washington one per 30,000 Total in First Congress Madison suggest 130 (or one per 20,000) Actual 65 Total all state legislatures 1787 – c.2,000 Membership today - 435