Provided a way to survey the land west of the Appalachian Mountains
Established how western land could become states.
Virginia Plan—two house legislature both houses based on population. New Jersey Plan—one house legislature based on equal representation. Combined the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan to create our Legislative Branch. Two house legislature (bicameral), one house based on equal representation (Senate) and the other house based on population (The House of Representatives)
Slaves did not have right to vote, therefore should not count as population because it would give the Southern States more power in Congress
The division of power between the federal government and the state governments.
The Federalists wanted a Constitution that would give the central government more power. The Anti-federalists were concerned that the central government would abuse the power so they wanted a Bill of Rights added to the Constitution.
The persuade Americans to ratify the Constitution
To state the purpose of the federal government