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Study notes for Seton History 5 Chapter 1

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    • The Constitution
      By Nathan Barr
      • There was also no federal court system
      The Articles of Confederation
    • The Critical Period
      America had huge war debts, and used their “real money” to pay them.
      Paper money was almost worthless, because most of it was not backed by real things like gold or silver.
    • Constitutional Convention
      The Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia in 1787 at the Old Courthouse which was later renamed Independence Hall.
    • The Great CompromiseStates with small populations argued with states that had large populations over representation. They agreed to split the Legislative Branch into two houses.
      Senate
      Every state would have two Senators.
      Each state has equal representation.
      House of Representatives
      Representation is based on population.
      States with more people have more representatives than states with less people.
    • George Washington
      Represented Virginia
      Chosen to be the leader of the convention.
      He was later elected the first president of the United States.
    • James Madison
      Also represented Virginia
      Wrote everything that happened at the convention down
      Is known as the “Father of the Constitution”
      Wrote some of the Federalist Papers
    • Benjamin Franklin
      Represented Pennsylvania
      Funny, smart, and people liked him
      He was able to help people to get along
      It was his idea to pray at the beginning of each day’s work
    • AlexanderHamilton
      Represented New York
      Would become America’s first Secretary of the Treasury
      Would start the first national bank
      Would create a federal currency (money)
      Wrote 51 of the 85 Federalist Papers
      Supported Jefferson for president in 1800 against Aaron Burr
      Killed in a duel with Burr after accusing Burr of treason
    • Who was absent?
      Thomas Jefferson was in France.
      John Adams was in England.
    • The Branches of Government