Presentation on theme: "Constitutional Convention 1787. Convention was the idea of James Madison The support of George Washington was important. 55 delegates met in Philadelphia."— Presentation transcript:
New Jersey Plan Smaller states supported: New Jersey Plan Proposed by William Paterson
New Jersey Plan Proposed the creation of one branch: Congress would have more power. Each state would receive one vote.
Connecticut Compromise “The Great Compromise” Proposed by Roger Sherman from Connecticut. Two House Legislature: - The House of Representatives -Representatives determined by population. - The Senate -Each state would receive equal votes - Two votes per state.
Slaves were considered property. 3 out of every 5 slaves would count for taxation and representation.
What is missing from the Constitution? The Constitution is missing the _________ ____ __________.
The Anti-Federalist George Mason, Patrick Henry, and Samuel Adams refused to ratify the Constitution. They refused to pass a Constitution without a Bill of Rights. They feared the government would become too powerful.
The Anti-Federalists The Antifederalists wrote a series of essays known as the Anti-Federalists Papers. The essays supported the idea that a strong central government could become tyrannical.
The Federalist James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton supported a Constitution without a Bill of Rights. They felt it was more important to have a strong central government. They believed in dividing the powers between the branches and the states.
The Federalist Papers The Federalists also wrote a series of essays known as the “Federalists Papers.” The essays supported the idea of a strong central government.
Compromise A compromise was reached between Federalists and Anti-federalists. The Constitution was ratified on Sept. 17, 1787. The Bill of Rights was added in 1791.