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CONSTITUTION - Constitutional Compromises

State Standard 8.2.3 - Students will analyze the political principles underlying the major debates that occured during the development of the Constitution.

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LARGE STATES VS. SMALL STATESThere was disagreement between states as to who should have the most power. The Great Compromise settled this conflict.
REPAIR VS. REPLACEThere was disagreement as to whether to fix the Articles or replace them. Ultimately they decided to replace the Articles with the Constitution.
COUNTING OF SLAVESThere was conflict over whether or not slaves would be counted in determining representation. 3/5 ths compromise settled this dispute.
WHAT WAS THE GREAT COMPROMISE?This compromise divided the law making branch of our government into two parts. One representing equality (2 for votes for each state) and population (larger states get more power)
EXPLAIN THE 3/5THS COMPROMISE?For the sake of determining representation every 5 slaves would count as 3 white men.
STRONG STATES VS STRONG CENTRAL GOVERNMENTConflict existed between those who thought we would be better protected by strong state governments against those who favored a strong national government.
CONSIDERING THE MANY PROBLEMS WITH THE ARTICLES WHY DID SO MANY DELEGATES UPSET AT THE IDEA OF A STONG NATIONAL GOVERNMENT?Although delegates knew a stronger government was needed they feared the possibility of tyranny and did not want to give up independence.
WHY DID THE SIGNING OF THE DOCUMENT ON SEPT. 17 NOT FINISH THE BUSINESS OF CREATING THE CONSTITUTION?It had to be ratified by at least 9 states.


Mr. Macfarlane

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