Presentation on theme: "Constitutional Convention"— Presentation transcript:
1 Constitutional Convention KEY COMPROMISES of theCONVENTIONEach group has two sides to an problem facing the convention see if you can come up with a compromise.Write down your ideas!
2 #1 Question: Representation Jersey PlanSmall StatesOne HouseEqual RepresentationVirginia PlanLarge StatesTwo House(Bicameral)Representationbased on PopulationVS
3 #2 Question: Slavery & Power Southern StatesSlaves count as populationSlaves don’t count in determining taxationNorthern StatesDon’t Count slaves in populationCount slaves in taxationVS
4 #3 Question: Trade and Commerce Southern StatesState control over all tradeNo ban on slaveryNo duty on farm exportsNorthern StatesFederal control over all tradeFederal gov’thas power to collect duties and tariffsVS
5 #4 Question: How to elect a President States RightsState reps choose Pres.Short termStrong CentralElected directly from the peopleLong termVS
6 Question #5 Ratification of Constitution FederalistFederalist PapersArgued no needfor Bill of RightsStrong CentralGov’t with limitsAnti-FederalistMost have Bill of RightsWeak Federal Gov’t to protect states rightsArgue against ratificationVS.
7 Solution #1: Great Compromise Connecticut PlanBicameral LegislatureUpper House/Senate2 rep per stateLower House/House of Rep. based on Population$ bills start in House
8 Solution #2: The 3/5th Compromise 3/5 of the slaves will becounted in the states representationcounted for taxation purposes.
9 Solution #3 : Commerce Compromise Federal Gov’t controls trade between states-INTERSTATEState Gov’t controls trade within state- INTRASTATENO ban on slave trade for20 years.
10 Solution #4: Presidential Compromise Electoral College is created# of House of Rep. per state + the two senators give the electoral votes.4 year term not limits
11 Solution #5 : RATIFICATION DEBATE Federalist promise to add a Bill of RightsRatification succeeded, new government formed 1789James Madison drafts 10 amendments to the ConstitutionU.S. BILL OF RIGHTS