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Creating the Constitution

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make war and peace
Power of Articles of Confederation
Power of Articles of Confederation
raise an army and a navy
print money
Power of Articles of Confederation
Weakness of Articles of Confederation
asked states for money because they couldn't impose taxes
Land Ordinance of 1785
western lands divided into 6mile squares called townships
Money shortage was particularly hard on this group
Effect of Shays's Rebellion
A call for convention where delegates from states would meet
James Madison
father of the Constitution;4th President of the United States; member of the Continental Congress and rapporteur at the Constitutional Convention in 1776; helped frame the Bill of Rights (1751-1836)
George Washington
Unanimously chosen to be the leader of the Continental Army
James Madison was Father of Constitution because
he had studied government and took very good notes
Branches of Government
How many members did the Hitler youth have in 1933?
Supreme Court
Virginia Plan
Plan that addressed congressional representation in which James Madison proposed that large states such as Virginia and Pennsylvania should have proportionally more representatives in Congress than the smaller states such as New Jersey and Delaware
New Jersey Plan
Opposite of the Virginia Plan, it proposed a single-chamber congress in which each state had one vote. This created a conflict with representation between bigger states, who wanted control befitting their population, and smaller sta…
Great Compromise
Connecticut Plan, provided for bicameral legislature, equal representation in Senate, House of Representatives would be proportional to population size
Southern Opinion on how slaves should be counted
Like everyone else so they would have large representation
Northern Opinion on how slaves should be counted
like property because they didn't have as many slaves as the south
Three Fifths Compromise made a mockery of what document
Declaration of Independence b/c it says "all men are created equal"
Pro of a single leader
clear timely responsible leadership is more likely from one
Con of a single leader
too much like a king
stated in 1356 by Emperor Charles IV
How many Electors each state gets
amount based on representation in Congress (all get 2 + # of reps)
How many people could the Hunley hold?
kind of government set up by the Constitution
those who supported the Constitution and a strong federal government, most numerous on Atlantic Coast
Reason not to sign Constitution
too much power to national government
Problem with Constitution
Congress would ruin county with taxes