The Constitutional Convention

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The Constitutional Convention

  1. 1. The Constitutional Convention
  2. 2. Live From the Constitutional Convention
  3. 3. Cast of Characters: BLOCK C Live From the Constitutional Convention • The News Team • Delegates to the Convention • Anne Clark: • George Washington: • Ray Sanchez: • Benjamin Franklin: • Grace Chen: • Edmund Randolph: • Sara Levy: • Elbridge Gerry: • Gouveneur Morris: • William Patterson: • James Madison: • Alexander Hamilton: • The Newsmakers • Daniel Shays: • Roger Sherman: • Betsy Button: • Charles Pinckey: • Bill Gage: • John Rutledge: • James Wilson:
  4. 4. Cast of Characters: BLOCK D Live From the Constitutional Convention • The News Team • Delegates to the Convention • Anne Clark: • George Washington: • Ray Sanchez: • Benjamin Franklin: • Grace Chen: • Edmund Randolph: • Sara Levy: • Elbridge Gerry: • Gouveneur Morris: • William Patterson: • James Madison: • Alexander Hamilton: • The Newsmakers • Daniel Shays: • Roger Sherman: • Betsy Button: • Charles Pinckey: • Bill Gage: • John Rutledge: • James Wilson:
  5. 5. Cast of Characters: BLOCK A Live From the Constitutional Convention • The News Team • Delegates to the Convention • Anne Clark: • George Washington: • Ray Sanchez: • Benjamin Franklin: • Grace Chen: • Edmund Randolph: • Sara Levy: • Elbridge Gerry: • Gouveneur Morris: • William Patterson: • James Madison: • Alexander Hamilton: • The Newsmakers • Daniel Shays: • Roger Sherman: • Betsy Button: • Charles Pinckey: • Bill Gage: • John Rutledge: • James Wilson:
  6. 6. Cast of Characters: BLOCK H Live From the Constitutional Convention • The News Team • Delegates to the Convention • Anne Clark: • George Washington: • Ray Sanchez: • Benjamin Franklin: • Grace Chen: • Edmund Randolph: • Sara Levy: • Elbridge Gerry: • Gouveneur Morris: • William Patterson: • James Madison: • Alexander Hamilton: • The Newsmakers • Daniel Shays: • Roger Sherman: • Betsy Button: • Charles Pinckey: • Bill Gage: • John Rutledge: • James Wilson:
  7. 7. How To Setup Your Chart Part 1 Part 2 May 17th, 1787 June 15th, 1787 Daniel Shays, MA William Paterson, NJ Edmund Randolph, VA James Madison, VA Elbridge Gerry, MA Alexander Hamilton, VA Part 3 Part 4 July 16th, 1787 August 6, 1787 Roger Sherman, CT Charles Pickney, SC Elbridge Gerry, MA Ben Franklin, PA James Wilson, PA
  8. 8. Part 1 • “We propose a strong national government with three branches. Congress would have two houses, with seats based on population.” • Edmund Randolph, VA • “We’re going to shut down the court until those judges come to their senses!” • Daniel Shays • “This plan was called to revise the Articles, not create a new government.” • Elbridge Gerry, MA
  9. 9. Part 2 • “But if representation is based on population big sates such as Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts will have all the power.” • William Paterson, NJ • “Only if larger states have more seats will each American be fairly represented.” • Alexander Hamilton, VA • “That’s not fair! So the large states should have more power in congress, too?!” • James Madison, VA
  10. 10. Part 3 • “It may not be a perfect plan. But it is one that both sides can accept!?” • Ben Franklin, PA • “We in Connecticut propose a compromise that should satisfy both the large and small states.” • Roger Sherman, CT
  11. 11. Part 4 • “I propose a three fifths rule.” • James Wilson, PA • “So if the south can count its slaves the North should be able to count its cattle and horses!” • Elbridge Gerry, MA • “Of course slaves should be counted!” • Charles Pickney, SC
  12. 12. THE END RESULT: Your Constitutional Convention Chart Part 1 Part 2 May 17th, 1787 June 15th, 1787 Daniel Shays William Paterson, NJ “We're going to shut down the court until those judges “But if representation is based on population, states such come to their senses.” as Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts will have all of the power.” Edmund Randolph, VA “We propose a strong national government with 3 James Madison, VA branches congress would have two houses, with seats “That's not fair! So the large states should have more based on population.” power in Congress, too.” Elbridge Gerry, MA Alexander Hamilton, VA “The plan was called to rives the Articles, not create a new “Only if larger states should have more power in government.” Congress, too” Part 3 Part 4 July 16th, 1787 August 6, 1787 Roger Sherman, CT Charles Pickney, SC “We in Connecticut propose a compromise that should “Of course slaves should be counted.” satisfy both the large and small states.” Elbridge Gerry, MA Ben Franklin, PA “So if the South can count its slaves, the North “It may not be a perfect plan. But it is one that both sides should be able to count its cattle and horses!” can accept. James Wilson, PA “I propose the 3/5's rule.”

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