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Constitutional Convention
Meating opened on May 25, 1787 in Philadelphia to revise the A of C.
A meeting
James Madison
He is a father of constitution. Co-auther of Virginia Plan.
Father of?
The Virginia Plan
Called for a strong national government with threebranches, the legislative branch, the executive branch, and judical branch. Bicameral. Representation based on Population
L.B. E.B. J.B.
New Jersey Plan
Presented by William Paterson. Called for 3 branches but was unicameral. Each state would have only one vote.
Unicameral
Roger Sherman
He is from Connecticut. He worked out a compromise that would satisfy both the large state and small state. He came up with Great Compromise
Compromise
Three-fifths Compromise
An Agreement saying three-fifths of slaves are included in state population.
Legislative Branch
It would pass the law
Executive Branch
It would carry out the laws
Judical Branch
It would decide if laws were carried out fairly.
Compromise
A settlement in which each side gives up some of its demands in order to reach an agreement.
Federalist
The name supporters of Constitution and strong Central Government called themselves
Antifederalists
The name called by the Federalist to people who opposed the Constitution and a strong government
The Federalist Paper
A series of essays, written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jah, to defend the COnstitution and strong central government.
Bill of Rights
10 Amendments ratified in December 1791, and this prevents the government from taking natural rights away from people.
Ratify
Approve
Amend
Change
Due Process
The government must follow the same fair rules in all cases broght to trial